Indiana started fall camp with four potential starters. It seems, at least as of Monday, that Kevin Wilson has his guy. For a while, at least.
Junior college trasfer Richard Lagow has gotten the majority of the reps with the first team, Wilson said Monday, and he would start if the Hoosiers had a game today.
“Someone’s got to go out there first, and if we’re playing today (Lagow) is first,” Wilson said, according to the Indiana Daily Student. “You can say he’s the starter, but when he gets in the game and he doesn’t play well, maybe he’s not the starter in the long run. We’ll see.”
That hardly sounds like a ringing endorsement.
Wilson, however, was quick to point out that once the season begins, he’s not necessarily keen on playing just one quarterback. As the Hoosiers have learned during his tenure, quarterbacks rarely finish a season without injury.
“Everybody says, if you’ve got multiple guys, you don’t have one,” Wilson told the Indianapolis Star. “We might play more than one. We’re gonna need more than one as we go.”
Lagow, who threw for 2,285 yards and 21 touchdowns last season at Cisco Community College, has been at IU since January, and therefore participated in spring practice.
His main competition seems to be from returning junior Zander Diamont. Danny Cameron, a redshirt sophomore, has been showing consistency, according to Wilson. Both players saw action last season when Nate Sudfeld went down. Diamont appeared in two games, losses to Ohio State and Penn State, completing 15-of-31 passes and rushing for two scores.
Cameron was less effective, completing just 6-of-16 passes against the Nittany Lions.
Redshirt freshman Austin King, a 3-star recruit from Georgia, is also in the mix.