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September 12, 2013

Childress earns start against Georgia State




Redshirt freshman Ford Childress will make his first career start this weekend against Georgia State head coach Dana Holgorsen announced Thursday night.

Childress also will be making his college debut after sitting out last season when he enrolled in January to get a head start on his college career. Childress was as far back as third on the depth chart as early as two weeks ago, but made his ascension up the ranks taking the majority of the reps in practice Thursday and showing a better overall command of the offense.

The 6-foot-5, 234-pound Houston native, will be the third quarterback that Holgorsen has used this season after Paul Millard started the first two games and Florida State transfer Clint Trickett saw action in the season opener against William & Mary.

However, after the Oklahoma game, the decision was made to open up the competition which allowed Childress to seize the opportunity to make his first career start.

Holgorsen indicated that if things go well for Childress there will be no quarterback rotation, allowing him to seize the opportunity to be the starter for the Mountaineers.

During the spring Childress had been locked in a heated battle with Millard before Trickett was thrown in the picture, but neither of the options could make head way.

Childress led his high school team Kinkaid to a 20-1 record as a starter winning back-to-back Southwest Preparatory Conference championships in 2010 and 2011 and selected the Mountaineers over a number of other scholarships in the class of 2012.


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