No quarterback controversy at U of L

There is no quarterback controversy at the University of Louisville. But there is the question about who will be the starting quarterback when the football team faces off against Kentucky in three weeks.

Justin Burke, Adam Froman or Will Stein?

Incoming freshman Dominique Brown is out of the question.

None of the candidates flourished in the Steve Kragthorpe system last season. Froman won two games, Burke one and Will Stein another.

If Charlie Strong knows, he’s not telling. What he will say is that he’s going to sit down with offensive coordinator Mike Sanford and quarterbacks coach Mike Groh when the time is right and make a decision.

“It’s going to come down to who can go lead this team,” he has said.

“All those guys have started at same point in their career, but it’s critical that we get the leader who the other guys truly respect and just tell them that, I don’t need you to go out and make a bunch of great plays, I just need you to play within the system.”

So no one has distinguished themselves yet. Not during spring drills, nor the first week of fall practice.

That’s not good.

A quarterback controversy would be better. Much better.

Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.