Colorado State Rams (Finally) Name Grant Stucker Starting QB

Rich Kurtzman@@RichKurtzman Senior Analyst IAugust 30, 2009

Following practice on Friday, the Colorado State Rams finally have a starting quarterback, and not a second too soon with just a week until the season opener against the Colorado Buffaloes Examiner, Sept. 6 in Boulder.

Head coach Steve Fairchild said after Friday’s practice, “We will start Grant Stucker at CU. He has just played a little more consistently down the stretch. Since last Saturday, I have been pleased with the direction he’s headed.”

This news comes off a summer-long QB competition that had Stucker battling against junior transfer Jon Eastman, and sophomore Klay Kubiak. Both fell out of Fairchild’s favor when each sustained injury and were forced out of practice.

Although, Eastman returned to practice this week after having a pin inserted into a finger on his non-throwing hand and Fairchild said, “I would like to get Jon in there at some point (against CU), but it depends on the flow of the game.”

What this means for the Rams

If Fairchild had his way, he would take even longer to name a starter, possibly long enough for one of his freshman quarterbacks to be ready to start.

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