This past Friday Bobcat head coach Rob Ash named senior quarterback Mark Iddins as the starting quarterback for the season opener against Big 10 foe Michigan State. While the naming of Iddins as the starter was not a total surprise, as most Bobcat fans knew it would either him of returning letter man Cody Kempt. In the end Ash was quoted as saying that he gave Iddins the start because of lack of turn overs in the preseason scrimmages. It sounds like it was a real close decision.
Kempt won the Quarter back battle in the 2008 preseason and got the start over the first few games. When Kempt went down with a season ending injury Iddins took over the QB spot until he went down for the season. Both played well but neither was dominating. The Bobcats also have a young phenom coming on board in freshman Denarius McGhee, and while he was not in the battle for the starting spot with Iddins and Kempt he did show a great deal of promise this summer, that he might be that dominating quarter back in the near future. Challenging McGhee the third string QB spot is freshman Cody Davies who I believe is a walk-on from Bozeman. It should be interesting to see if Ash chooses to redshirt a QB this fall, with only three scholarship QB’s on the roster.