Petrino 'not close' to making QB decision

University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino provided an updated on the quarterback competition prior to attending the program's annual kickoff luncheon on Friday.

The University of Louisville football program held its annual kickoff luncheon on Friday afternoon at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

Prior to visiting with the sold-out crowd, Cardinals head coach Bobby Petrino chatted with the media and discussed a number of topics, including the new series versus Indiana, the quarterback competition and more.

The Cardinals will close another week of fall camp on Saturday morning with a full scrimmage, with the expectation of 175 reps. Head coach Bobby Petrino seemed pleased with the progress of his team this week.

"I like the week we've had," said Petrino. "I think we've improved a lot."

While he reports another positive week for his team, he also not much closer at choosing a starting quarterback for U of L's opener against Auburn on Sept. 5.

"I'm not close to a decision at all," he said. "They've all had days where they've played real well. They've all improved. They all understand the offense better. I think we are throwing the ball better, as far as our timing goes, and as far as our accuracy goes. And, they've all had moments we're they've done something that we didn't expect them to do or didn't execute the way we need to execute. I think they've all improved and that's the biggest thing we're looking for."

Describing the quarterback race as "a very close competition," Petrino explained that while "ideally" he'd like to have a starter chosen after reviewing film from Saturday's scrimmage, he added, "I'm not sure that's going to work out."

Check out the video below for all of Petrino's comments.


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