Last year doesn’t really matter, though, because Stehling’s gone. In his stead comes a battle royale. Three other QBs (sophomores Jackson Tyner and J.T. Granato and senior Nate German, who is more WR than QB at this point) threw passes last year, and a couple of three-star youngsters (redshirt Sam Glaesmann and incoming signee Miklo Smalls) could enter the mix.
Actually, all five were three-star recruits; Bailiff’s reputation has allowed him to ink some intriguing quarterback talent. But someone will need to seize the job, and you never know how that will go.
I guess you could consider Tyner the favorite; when Stehling got hurt against UTEP, Tyner lost an early fumble but then led the Owls to 34 straight points. (He had a miserable outing against Stanford in the season finale, but Stanford’s not in Conference USA.)
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