Carlton Jackson will start Saturday against Kent State in the home opener.
As I predicted, Jackson showed his ability more clearly in a live game than during practice situations, where it is difficult to gauge running ability.
Brookhart added that Jackson still needs to take care of the ball better, which was evident watching the Florida native carry the ball like a loaf of bread while running.
I didn't expect J.D. Brookhart to make a public decision until gametime. Why? He has always been secretive in regards to his quarterback situations. In press conferences last season, he said "CJ" would backup Luke Getsy. Jackson and Chris Jacquemain share those initials, so it wasn't so helpful. Further, the coach repeatedly delayed his quarterback decision during camp, naming Jacquemain starter only a week before the opener against Army.