Competitive Quarterback Room Should Benefit Utah State in 2024

Feb 7, 2024, 2:05 PM

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Utah State senior QB Cooper Legas attempts a pass [5:38 PM] Brian Preece against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Maverik Stadium on Friday, October 13.

LOGAN, Utah – As the old axiom goes, ‘If you’ve got two quarterbacks, you don’t have any quarterbacks.’ What does that say about a Utah State football program that expects to begin spring practices rotating four QBs with Division I experience?

Head coach Blake Anderson spoke with the media about the quarterbacks’ room experience on Wednesday, February 7.

“Number one, it’s going to be an extremely competitive room,” Anderson said.

The Aggies have added two quarterbacks with significant Power Five experience: Bryson Barnes (Utah) and Spencer Petras (Iowa).

“We’ve added two guys that have a feverish work ethic… Both Bryson and Spence are here every day, watching tape. They’re already throwing a little bit with the guys so its going to be extremely competitive.”

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USU also returns senior Cooper Legas and sophomore McCae Hillstead from last year’s team, which finished 6-7. After competing with each other for the starting job all season, the returning duo will be pushed by the new guys.

Anderson expects that competition will help everybody improve.

“They’ve all acted exactly the way I expected to come and work every day,” Anderson said of his quartet of QBs. “They’re already preparing at a high level and I cannot wait to get in there with them this spring. I think it’s going to be a huge, heavyweight battle in terms of the quarterback room.”

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Brian Preece is a KSLsports.com insider covering the Utah State Aggies, Locals in MLB, and Salt Lake Bees. Follow Brian’s Bees, Beehive baseball, and Aggie athletics coverage here.

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