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Hazell knows who is starting qb, just not making it public yet

By Stephanie Storm Published: August 21, 2012

Darrell Hazell knows who the Golden Flashes starting quarterback is going to be when the team kicks off the season next week against visiting Towson.

The second-year Kent State football coach just isn't ready to make the choice public yet.

After delaying the decision a few days in order to get another good look at the three candidates – senior Spencer Keith, junior David Fisher and true freshman Colin Reardon – the last two days in practice, Hazell acknowledged he has a winner in mind.

“Yes, we have a decision,” Hazell said. “But you won’t get it until (Wednesday). We want to do it professionally.”

First, Hazell said he’d meet with offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Brian Rock Tuesday night, “to make sure we’re 100 percent on the same page.”

Then, Hazell plans to call each quarterback into his office either Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. Once the players have been informed of the decision, Hazell promised to make the starter’s name public Wednesday – presumably following the conclusion of the team’s 10:15 am practice.

“They’ve all done a great job and we feel like we can win with all of them,” Hazell said. “But we’ll go with the guy we feel is most ready to go with this first (game)…No short leash, I don’t want him looking over his shoulder. I just want him to go play.”


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