Dabo Swinney told Fox Sports'Coy Wire that Stoudt was indeed going to be the man heading into the 2014 opener against Georgia.
"It should be pretty obvious that he won the job," Swinney said in the interview with Wire. "He's a great leader who is highly respected by his teammates. He never once complained. He was always ready when we needed him. He's earned it and he will be named the starter."
The job was previously classified as a three-man race between Stoudt, Chad Kelly and Deshaun Watson. The news of Stoudt's ascent to the No. 1 job comes on the heels of Monday's dismissal of Kelly.
In Saturday's spring game, Stoudt completed 15 of 23 passes for 158 yards with two touchdowns.
"The thing I like about Cole is that he's very disciplined," Swinney told Wire. "He lives by the motto that, ‘You don't ever go broke by making a profit.' If it's just a simple check down that the defense will give him, he will take it. He doesn't force anything. He'll just keep moving the chains."
As Tajh Boyd's backup for the last three seasons, Stoudt has passes for 742 yards with eight touchdowns and an interception.
Stoudt to be named the starter
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