For the first time since his first week of practice last Spring, Danny Etling is showing some signs of his age...and Austin Appleby is capitalizing. Having an extra year under his belt has helped Appleby during this camp as he seems to get stronger as the contact gets heavier.
Make no mistake here- we're not rooting against Etling...or Henry for that matter. I like both of these guys, and think they can lead Purdue well on Saturdays this fall...but #12 is the guy I'm pulling for the most. I've always liked his natural ability to play the game, his confidence and his size. But it seems that as pressure mounts, he gets better; that's a great trait for a QB to have.
So in this QB battle you've got some distinct skills and advantages-
Rob Henry is the best athlete of the three...one of the fastest guys on the team...and has been steady since Hazell arrived on campus and Marve and TerBush departed. The players like him, he's a great leader and the coaches love that as he pu...