Posted April 14, 2012 on AP on Fox
As head coach Brian Kelly and offensive coordinator Chuck Martin start to install more layers to their offense, they hope leaders will start to emerge in their four-man quarterback competition. On Saturday the added layer gave the quarterbacks the first opportunity to call checks in plays at the line of scrimmage. With spring practice wrapping up with next week's Blue-Gold scrimmage on Saturday, Kelly expects to start seeing those players exuding confidence. ''If you're confident and you walk up there and you know what you want to do and you're making the check, you're commanding your presence - that obviously goes a long way to the unit. That was the thing that we wanted to see today,'' Kelly said. ''Who commands that respect? Who goes up there and as I told them, even if you're wrong, go up there with a certainty that you know what you're doing.'' Kelly has had no qualms about declaring the competition as wide open for all four quarterbacks and simplified the playbook to start ...
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