t why is Quarterman starting over Hickey again? I just assumed disciplinary stuff first game.
Not disciplinary at all.
Quarterman has been practicing with the "1st team" for most, if not all, full practices. It's my belief that this is to bring him and JJ's other recruits along as much as possible, to play the game he wants played. Coaches intended this. They like Quarterman's personality also. He's young, new and maleable.
Anthony has kind of a chip on his shoulder that doesn't endear him to his coaches.
However, he was given the task of teaching the offenses/defense to the "2nd string" - Malone, Hammink, Odo, Morgan, Hornsby (red-shirted) and the walk-ons.
I watched some scrimmages they had against each other. Intensely competitive and the 2nd team won some of those games.
John Odo, grinning as always, told me they won with their defense.
I think you'll see Anthony coming off the bench a lot as a spark plug, and he'll get a lot of minutes. He also might start sometimes, but it'll be down to a questions of match-ups each game.
We have that luxury this season - yay!