Brady Hoke Says He'll Name a Starting QB 'Early in Fall Camp'

By DJ Byrnes on June 28, 2014 at 6:00a

Bad news for Ohio State fans who enjoy iconic images of Michigan failure: Devin Gardner has yet to secure the starting QB job for the 2014 campaign.

A couple months ago, Hoke admitted Shane Morris has "narrowed the gap" with incumbent Devin Gardner, but he wasn't ready to name either as the starter.

Brady Hoke still isn't ready to commit to a starter, but he has a timeline in mind. From

"Even though we have a starter coming back (at quarterback), I think that's a great competition," Hoke said. "At the end of the day, somewhere early in fall camp, I think that position will be secured by one guy.

"(Someone) who will go out there and lead this offense and lead this team. But, at the same time, having the ability (to have depth) if a guy gets dinged up, or a guy isn't having the day he wants to have or we want him to have. There's an opportunity for the next guy to come in, and that's what's been great (about this)."

I'd be shocked if Devin Gardner isn't tapped, but I guess Michigan OC Doug Nussmeier wasn't known for his use of dual-threat quarterbacks during his time at Alabama.

Either way, it's nice Ohio State doesn't have this dilemma as they head towards fall camp.

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