Colburn Named Starter
Ryan Colburn
Ryan Colburn

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Fresno State head coach Pat Hill named junior Ryan Colburn was named the starting quarterback for Saturday's game versus UC Davis on Tuesday...

Fresno State head coach Pat Hill said on Monday a decision on the starting quarterback would be made this week. And if you listened closely to his weekly press conference, he dropped hints that the decision would be made before the Bulldogs began final preparation for UC Davis on Tuesday.

Hill did just that naming Ryan Colburn the starter earlier today. It will be his first career start. He did not see any action last season, but he saw spot duty in 2007.

True freshman Derek Carr could see action on Saturday as well. However, Hill prefers to have one starter. He doesn’t want his starting quarterback constantly looking over his shoulder or trying to make a big play to keep his job.

With that said, Hill says he will not hesitate to insert the backup if the starter is not performing well. Unlike previous years, Hill feels he has two quality quarterbacks that can lead his team.

Regardless, redshirt freshman Ebahn Feathers will have a package. The extensiveness of his package will depend on the flow of the game. He may or may not see action against UC Davis. And if he does get on the field, he may see more time than any quarterbacks may, if his package proves to be effective.

Stay with for more on the quarterback decision, including our take on why Colburn is the right choice.

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