White has apparent edge in Tigers QB battle
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The battle for the number one quarterback Job at the University of Memphis may be getting closer to a conclusion.
After four days of practice, it appears Arizona State graduate transfer Brady White may be taking the lead in the race to lead the Tigers.
At least, that's what the now-backup signal caller feels.
White, a junior, and redshirt sophomore David Moore dueled all Spring with no decision.
But, White, who was brought to Memphis by Tigers Head Coach Mike Norvell, was expected to have the edge going in.
Norvell recruited White to Arizona State when Norvell was the Sun Devils Offensive Coordinator.
"I felt like Brady White's done a better job than I have through the first three days," Moore said. "I gotta watch film from today. I thought I had a good day. Just being honest with myself. I feel like Brady's done a better job than I have being comfortable in team settings. He's going with the ones right now. I'm going with the twos. There's a bit of a different dynamic in terms of the offensive line or something like that. He's been a lot more comfortable than I have. I feel like today things slowed down and I was able to be more comfortable, and if I'm comfortable I think I have a good shot."
Brady White said he's picking up the offense quickly after not playing for a year with a broken foot.
"Not really rusty. Feel really comfortable back there. Feel comfortable with the rest of the guys on the offense, as well as the whole team, and I think we've had a productive four days. Like I said, keep improving day in and day out," White said.
It could be game week before the Tigers officially name a starting QB.
The U of M opens against Mercer September 1 at the Liberty Bowl.
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