Chuckie Keeton is officially out 4-6 weeks. Utah State head Coach Matt Wells made the announcement today on a media conference call.
He also announced Kent Myers will start against CSU Oct 3rd in the homecoming game. Myers came into Utah State as a highly touted true freshman but was forced into duty last year after injuries to the three QB's ahead of him. He went 5-1 with the lone loss coming coming at Boise State.
It is easy to imagine Kent Myers being successful in this offense with Chuckie hobbled for the majority of the year so far. Kent is a very mobile quaterback and has shown the ability to make plays with both his feet and arm.
The offense is averaging 1 touchdown per game so far after 3 tough games. The Aggies will look to improve on that going forward and they have a bye week to prepare for Colorado State.
“We have a lot of confidence in him and the players have confidence in him. We know the recipe to have success. We’ve used it the last two years, but that doesn’t guarantee us anything, though, for this year. We have to recreate that recipe and that’s a matter of everybody on offense playing well around the quarterback, playing better around the quarterback and playing great on defense. We’re very close to playing outstanding on special teams. We’ve got some good stuff going on special teams and I’m excited to see that as we develop it and improve it a little bit more.”
“He’s a tremendous competitor, he loves to play and is a great teammate. He’s a selfless individual and I think you saw that with his willingness to move to receiver during spring camp. He’s a really good player and our team will rally around him. We’ve got to play better around him. I’ve got a lot of confidence in Kent.”