Well, I screwed up.
Contrary to my report, Chris Jacquemain has earned the "starting" job. I use quotation marks because it seems like the coaches settled on a platoon.
Carlton Jackson will play the second quarter of games, coach J.D. Brookhart said.
I like the idea of giving both a chance to play early. You never really know what an inexperienced quarterback is capable of until you send blitzers who won't yield because you're wearing a different color jersey.
Despite the perception that Jackson is the Michael Vick-type quarterback and Jacquemain is a West Coast passer, both players have shown a similar style during spring and fall. Both scramble quite often. Both rely on passes to the flats.
If you're curious, here's how I screwed this up: A player told me after practice that they made the quarterback decision already. He said he was sworn to secrecy. I did a little snooping and found out how one of the candidates felt about the decision, and that response made it clear, to me at least, what Brookhart decided. That turned out to be false. Sorry.