Will anyone stand out?
Saturday was originally going to be the general public’s first glimpse at quarterback Caleb Henderson. However, the North Carolina transfer will be held out of the game due to an ankle injury.
The coaching staff doesn’t want to take any chances with Henderson, which makes complete sense. Henderson could be the team’s starting signal caller when the team takes the field against Texas in September.
This could be a chance for Tyrrell Pigrome and Max Bortenschlager to entrench themselves into the conversation for the starting job. Incoming freshman Kasim Hill is also worth watching when he arrives on campus this summer.
Pigrome played in relief duty quite a bit as a freshman. He completed 37-of-71 passes (52.1 percent) for 322 yards while throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions.
He also rushed for 254 yards and four touchdowns.
On the other hand, Bortenschlager started the Nebraska game and threw for 191 yards and a touchdown. Of course, those statistics were padded by a 92-yard catch-and-run fro, D.J. Moore.
Will either of these young signal callers factor into the race? Saturday is going to be their first audition.