The quarterback competition has been the biggest drama of the Arizona Wildcats’ fall camp, but coach Rich Rodriguez still isn’t sweating it just a few days before the season-opener.
“We could play two, three, four,” he said Monday about the QB race, adding a sly smile. “Four is probably the most.”
The game-week depth chart shed the thinnest of light, with senior B.J. Denker, junior Jesse Scroggins and redshirt freshman Javelle Allen separated by “or” on the two-deep.
The order of the listed names is somewhat telling in that Denker entered camp as the frontrunner and is still likely to take the Cats’ first snap of the season.
“But we have a couple of practices before the week is over,” Rodriguez said.
The key words that Rodriguez used Monday is that this is an “ongoing competition.” It was always going to be that way, barring the unlikely event that one of the six competitors in camp just ran away from the others in terms of production. The competition isn’t over. It might have just begun.
“I think they have all improved to some point,” Rodriguez said.