Could Zander Diamont be IU's starter vs. MSU?

Zander Diamont could be the last man standing for Indiana at quarterback? Last week the true freshman appeared headed for a redshirt season. Now it appears he may start against Michigan State. Read on for all the latest developments.

The quarterback situation just got a little less clear at Indiana.

First came the news that starter Nate Sudfeld was out for the season and would require shoulder surgery after getting injured in the second quarter against Iowa last week.

Now comes the news that his backup, true freshman Chris Covington, may not play either.

His mother, Sheneesha Edwards, told the Indianapolis Star’s David Woods that her son would not play this week against No. 8 Michigan State. She would not elaborate beyond that.

That means that another true freshman, Zander Diamont, will likely be the starter for the Hoosiers Saturday when they play host to the Spartans.

Last week at this time, Diamont wasn’t even in the picture. The IU coaching staff was hoping to redshirt him this season. Now, he could potentially start IU’s final six games.

The other option would be redshirt sophomore quarter Nate Boudreau.

IU coach Kevin Wilson didn’t say anything about it on his radio show Wednesday night. He joked that there was a “big question” about who the starting quarterback would be. All he would say is that IU has had a really good week of practice.

Stay tuned.

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