Tuel Ready to Compete

Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel missed the 2011 season due to injury, but is looking forward to getting back on the field this fall. He talks spring ball, the new coaching staff, quarterback competition, and more in this 1-on-1 video interview from Pac-12 Media Day.

Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel is looking forward to fall, and not only because he's healthy enough to get back in the game.

New head coach Mike Leach's Air Raid offense fits the signal-caller perfectly, and he's spent the past few months learning the playbook and working to find rhythm with his receivers.

"Learning the new offense wasn't such a tough one, but really getting on the same page with my receivers is what needs to be done more, and continued to be worked on," he said.

It was expected that Tuel would compete with Connor Halliday during spring ball for the starting spot, but after Holliday suffered an injury, the battle was put on hold.

"I haven't heard much about it [competing this fall], but I'm all for competition," he said.

Ultimately, as he heads into fall camp, Tuel is just thankful for the opportunity to be back on the field.

"It feels great. It's inexplainable, just to be able to get out there and compete, throw it around with my guys," he said.

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