Freshman Shane Dillon is still recovering from his February surgery to repair a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. While cleared to practice, he's still very limited. In that light, Coach Embree announced yesterday that Dillon will likely redshirt, and is therefore out of the QB competition. The race is, be default, down to three.
This was not always a part of the plan. Many had, prior to the surgery, thought Dillon to be a dark horse contender for the QB crown. However, logic would dictate that, even when healthy, it'd take a pretty special kid to supplant a seasoned veteran (Webb), a high-profile transfer with plenty of practice time (Wood), or a returning in-program backup (Hirschman). I'm not saying that it was impossible, but, had a healthy Dillon won the job, I'd have been floored.
|Hirschman and the QB corps are battling it out this fall. From: the BDC|