Quarterback situation still unsettled

After Saturday’s scrimmage, coach Jim Leavitt said he would wait to name a starting quarterback until he viewed the tape. On Tuesday, Leavitt still wasn’t ready to name his starting quarterback with one spring practice remaining.

Sophomore Carlton Hill has missed substantial time due to his class schedule, senior Pat Julmiste has been inconsistent throughout the spring and redshirt freshman Matt Grothe has made tremendous strides, but needs more work.

“They all did well in the scrimmage and had moments where they looked good, but also had moments where they need to get better,” Leavitt said. “So it’s really tight.”

Julmiste, Grothe, Hill and junior Anthony Severino will all see action in Saturday’s scrimmage and will rotate in and out of the game. There is a good chance, however, that Leavitt will not name a starter for the fall after the spring game.

Ponton questionable: Redshirt sophomore Ricky Ponton may not be available for Saturday’s spring game with a bruised tailbone. Ponton is battling for the starting spot with redshirt freshman Moise Plancher to replace Andre Hall. Because of injuries sustained by Plancher and Ponton during the summer, sophomore Benjamin Williams and senior Walt Smith have taken advantage of their opportunities.

“Walt (Smith) has probably secured the No. 3 running back position,” Leavitt said. “And Benjamin (Williams) can do some things for us as well.”

– Charles Gonzalez