Wouldn't you know it, but Angelique has the quarterback situation all figured out.
At some point toward the end of next week, Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez will inform his quarterbacks who will be the starter against Connecticut in the Sept. 4 opener. And that is all well and good. After all, someone has to start. But the point Rodriguez keeps making is this: It shouldn't matter.
It shouldn't matter because Quarterback X could start the first game, and quarterbacks Y and Z also could take snaps. Perhaps Quarterback Y looks so solid during the opener, he gets the starting job at Notre Dame, and Quarterback X does some things that warrant another start in the third game, and Quarterback Z? Don't forget what Quarterback Z can do, and so on.
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The cool thing is that all three quarterbacks have seemed absolutely sincere when they've said while the starting job is their respective goal, they absolutely would support whomever that starter is if he is deemed the best choice for the team to win. Why such an all-for-one, one-for-all approach?
Because all three, including Forcier, who started every game last season, and Gardner, the freshman who enrolled early and participated in spring practice, believe they will play even if they don't start.
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So while Rodriguez will be peppered this week with the who's-the-starting-quarterback question (me ask that? Never! Ha!), maybe the answer should be: Does it really matter?
Moral of the story: Stop obsessing about who starts at quarterback because it's likely that if your favorite doesn't start, he will get extensive playing time during the UConn game and beyond. Instead, start worrying about perfecting your tailgating, television watch party or sports bar viewing plans.