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Jacquemain, Jackson to split time

By mrasor Published: August 23, 2007

Football
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.

    Here are a few tidbits on where local recruits stand...
    North High School running back Larry Dawson is deciding between Bowling Green and Akron, according to the ABJ's Nate Ulrich. It will come down to comfort for the 6-foot back. Current Zips runner Bryan Williams, a friend of Dawson's, may help with that.
    Ulrich adds that Buchtel wide receiver Johnny Adams is playing quarterback this season, so the Griffins' best playmaker has the ball in his hands more often. He told Rivals.com that he wants to be a shut-down cornerback in college. That college decision still is wide open.
    Mentor offensive tackle Chad Hounshell could be more apt to choose the Zips if he knows two of his former teammates -- Igor Iveljic and Chris Jacquemain -- are starting in crucial positions. I'll find out about the kicking situation asap.
    Garfield defensive end Whitney Mercilous has ruled out the Zips, saying his finalists are Purdue and Illinois. He would've been a great grab for Akron.
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