After impressing coaches and teammates as the scout-team quarterback during his first season, redshirt freshman Trevor Knight enters this season in competition with Blake Bell for the starting job.
Knight spoke with reporters about Kendal Thompson's injury, his possible role in the offense next season, and his progression this summer.
Q: How have your reps changed since Kendal (Thompson) went down?
A: “Obviously we get a few more reps having one less guy, but still splitting everything up right now.
It's never good to have a guy like that go down. People say it helps you out, but no it doesn't because you like competing against a guy like that. He's a real good guy to be around. It's a tough loss, but he'll be back soon.”
Did you talk to him after surgery or before he went in?
“We talked to him the next day. He had high spirits and he's already watched the practice film from that day, so he's still doing good things.”
If Blake wins the job, do you feel you have the skill set to come in and do some of the things Blake did with just being a runner, sort of a “wildcat” situation?
“As a competitor, you always feel like you can contribute. I'll leave that up to the coaching staff to decide whatever they want to do there. But absolutely, I feel like I can be on the field some way so we'll see what happens.”