In the game, he completed 2-of-7 passes for three yards and an interception. He finished 11-of-23 for 163 yards, one interception and one touchdown for the season.
He's long been thought of as the heir apparent to Snead. However, he probably didn't expect his opportunity to come so soon. Regardless, Stanley, along with freshman Raymond Cotton, will be a primary focus this spring.
An all-important quarterback battle begins in earnest Saturday.
Cotton isn't shying away from the competition.
However, the closest he's come to career experience was through scout team duties a year ago. He's also behind Stanley in his absorption of the playbook, though he has made it a point this offseason to learn as much as he can with a realistic shot at winning the job rapidly approaching.
Cotton and Stanley are the sole quarterback candidates currently on campus. They'll both receive reps with the first team, too. And, as Cotton puts it, the most consistent player who displays leadership will probably exit spring atop the depth chart under center.
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