Myrtle Beach High graduate Tyler Keane will remain the starting quarterback on Saturday and graduate student Dalton Demos will also likely spell Keane from time to time Saturday.
But at least one more quarterback might see the field, as the Chants have seven that were considered for the starting job through fall practices.
“The open week we were able to work some other guys in some situations where we think they might help us going forward,” CCU offensive coordinator and interim head coach Jamey Chadwell said. “At this point I’m not saying you’re going to see a third one at this time, but we are working towards that where we can use a guy that can sort of do a little bit of both for us. Once they continue to improve and continue to learn the system and what we’re trying to get done, I can see us doing that.”
Keane, a senior, is 7-1 as a starter over the past two seasons, but the Chants haven’t thrown for 100 yards in four straight games going back to the final three games in 2016. Demos was used primarily as a runner in CCU’s 38-28 win over Massachusetts on Sept. 2, rushing for two touchdowns.
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“Hopefully one of those guys will eventually take over, and I think they will,” Chadwell said. “It’s going to take us a little time because we’re still learning each other, we’re still learning what we’re good at and what we’re not.”