ALERT: Louisville still without a starting QB

With just 11 days until the season-opener, the University of Louisville football team is still not ready to name a starting quarterback. Who has stepped forward between Reggie Bonnafon, Will Gardner, Lamar Jackson and Kyle Bolin.

The University of Louisville still hasn't named a starting quarterback for the upcoming season and from the talks of offensive coordinator Garrick McGee on Monday a decision isn't coming any time soon.

"Like I've said, we know we have to name a starter by Sept. 5," McGee said, referring to the date the Cardinals' open the season in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic against Auburn in the Georgia Dome.

McGee said no decision has been made and no timetable has been discussed.

Sophomore Reggie Bonnafon, junior Will Gardner, sophomore Kyle Bolin and freshman Lamar Jackson are all still in the mix for the position. Bonnafon, Gardner and Bolin all won games last season for U of L.

"We're proud of them," McGee said of the QBs. "And we're in pretty good shape at that position."

McGee wouldn't tip his hand at several other questions about the quarterback race or individual questions about the players.

He called Bolin a "very accurate passer," noted Gardner after a third surgery on his knee "never had a setback during training camp," and that Bonnafon's "eyes are opening up." He said Jackson is "very gifted."

McGee was asked if Bonnafon has an advantage in the position battle because of his running threat:

"If you were talking to Reggie, he'd say, 'Yeah,' but if you were talking to Will, he'd say, 'The advantage is that I understand football, and I can throw'," McGee said. "If you talk to Kyle, he'd say 'The advantage is I'm accurate.'

"Every kid has to use what they bring to the table."


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