60-Second Alert: Petrino mum on QB situation

University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino confirmed on the ACC teleconference this morning that he doesn't plan on announcing his starting quarterback until game time on Thursday against Clemson. The Cardinals (0-2) have started Reggie Bonnafon and Lamar Jackson in the first two games of the season and speculation is this week it could be Kyle Bolin.

University of Louisville football fans won't know the starting quarterback for tomorrow nights game against Clemson until just before kickoff, according to coach Bobby Petrino.

"We'll just wait until tomorrow," Petrino said on the ACC teleconference on Wednesday morning.

Sophomore Reggie Bonnafon started the opener against Auburn with true freshman Lamar Jackson finishing the game. Jackson then started last week against Houston only to be replaced by Kyle Bolin.

Petrino said you could see more than one QB tomorrow night against Clemson.

"There's a possibility that you'll see more than one quarterback in there, but hopefully we'll get in there and get off to a good start," Petrino said. "That's the number one thing we're looking at is trying to start faster."

Jackson rushed for more than 100 yards against Auburn in the 31-24 loss, but he turned the ball over four times in the 34-31 loss to Houston. Bolin completed 10 of 18 passes for 158 yards against the Cougars last weekend.

"Kyle came in last week and operated the offense," Petrino said. "He understands how the offense works and his experience shows. He was able to distribute the ball and move us down the field and get a couple of touchdowns."

Petrino said Jackson does bring excitement to the field but added that he's "so young."

"He is very young, and it's a different game between high school and college," the coach said. "But we're going to keep working at it and he's going to keep improving. He is an electrifying player with great ability."


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