LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Bobby Petrino is not ready to announce his starting quarterback.
The UofL head coach said on Monday that he most likely will not publicly declare a first string signal caller prior to the Cards against #6 Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta on Saturday.
“I probably have a good idea,” Petrino said, when asked if he was still struggling with the decision.
Competing for the job are junior Will Gardner, sophomore's Reggie Bonnafon and Kyle Bolin and freshman Lamar Jackson. Gardner, Bonnafon and Bolin all led the Cards to big wins in 2014.
As for what Petrino is looking for in a starting quarterback.
“Number one is that you have to have a quarterback that is very competitive and one that will make the players around him better," he said, adding, "we have got to have one that is reliable, that we can trust and is not unpredictable so we come out there and we know if we see certain things he is going to do what he has been coached to do. Then he has to be accurate, that’s the biggest thing because guys aren’t going to be open so you are going to have to be accurate with the ball and put it on his right earlobe or his left shoulder or his right hip, got to have the ability to throw guys open at times.”
Petrino said that UofL will release a two-deep depth chart on Tuesday, but it would include an "or" at quarterback and possibly a few offensive line spots.
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