A couple days after the decision, Carlton Jackson sent J.D. Brookhart a text message: "Coach, I just wanted to let you know I'm behind you 100 percent in the decision."
Brookhart did Jackson no favor by refusing to speak about last season's off-the-field problem. I, and most fans, started to assume the worst -- that Jackson is uncoachable, possibly involved with the wrong people or activities. This gesture, however, says a lot about the Zips' backup quarterback.
No disrespect to Chris Jacquemain, who works harder than perhaps anyone on the field, it makes me more confident that this team will be Jackson's by midseason.