Which SMU QB will play against Rice Friday?

Which quarterback will June Jones end up starting against Rice in Friday night's season opener? The race for the starting signal caller position took on a new development Tuesday morning after practice. The top two quarterback candidates have changed, go inside to get the latest on the situation.

Who will start at quarterback for Southern Methodist University in the Mustangs season and conference opener against Rice University Friday night?

While June Jones has never came out and named a starter at the position, he named two true freshmen as his top two guys who needed to get the most reps during the following week of practice.

Now three days before Jones makes his debut in Conference USA, Jones announced Tuesday morning following a two hour practice session that there has been a new development in the quarterback situation.

"We continue to evaluate the quarterbacks every day," Jones started out when asked about the quarterback situation. "We have decided that Logan needed to get the second team reps and be ready to play in Friday night's game. Nothing against Braden, he is a true freshman and with Bo getting most of the reps in practice it wasn't fair to throw him into the fire."

When asked if Logan Turner was the No. 2 signal caller, Jones didn't hesitate.

"Yes right now Logan has moved up to No. 2," Jones said. "He may see action Friday night."

Bo Levi Mitchell continues to improve on a daily basis with taking the No. 1 reps; it appears that the true freshman is still the leading candidate to be the starter against the Owls Friday night.

Turner, a red shirt freshman, was the only quarterback to participate in Jones spring drills. Apparently his knowledge of the offense played a role in the coaching staff's decision.

"Logan knows the offense inside and out," SMU's quarterback coach Dan Morrison said in a previous interview. "His knowledge of the offense has helped him improve during fall camp."

SMU practiced in shorts and shoulder pads Tuesday morning, the Mustangs will have one more practice Wednesday morning in Dallas before departing for Houston on Thursday. The team will practice in Houston Thursday afternoon.

"We are working hard every day preparing for Rice," Jones said. "We will be ready Friday night; it should be a great game."

The question most Mustang fans have on their mind is who will start the game for SMU Friday night, and who will play the most against Rice. Only time will tell.

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