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BYU's Quarterbacks Were Live During Friday's Practice

On Friday, BYU wrapped up its fifth practice of Spring camp. BYU went live at the end of practice, including the quarterbacks.

Good week. Really good week," Sitake told the media after practice. "We ended with some really good live work and [we] made the quarterbacks live too, so it was a lot of fun. We had some situational football and it was a really good day with the pads on."

Sitake noted that the team is careful when the quarterbacks are live, but it's necessary for a quarterback room that's trying to establish the depth chart. "They have to be live a little bit. I think we teach our guys to be smart and not tee off the quarterback in the pocket when that happens. If we're going to get the quarterback out in space, we have to be able to break tackles and get those looks...I don't know any other way to do it."

The offense won the day. "Overall the offense had a really good day. The defense had some spots and a lot of good energy...a good amount of our practice was live, so our guys got to play real football."

The battle for BYU's starting quarterback spot is down to two: Jake Retzlaff and Gerry Bohanon. Both Retzlaff and Bohanon still wore green jerseys during practice, meaning they weren’t being tackled to the ground. Behind those two, BYU has eight other quarterbacks competing for the third-string job. Leading candidates to win that job include Treyson Bourguet, Ryder Burton, and Cade Fennegan. Those three were completely live and wearing white practice jerseys. 2024 signee Noah Lugo, a true freshman from Texas, will need some time to develop according to Aaron Roderick.

After Spring camp, it would be expected to see a few quarterbacks transfer out of the program simply due to the number of quarterbacks in the room.

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