Baylor coach Matt Rhule doesn’t sound like he’s in any hurry to select his starting quarterback for the Bears’ Sept. 2 opener against Liberty.
Rhule told reporters that he’s still considering all of the contenders as he decides who will get the starting nod.
Potential starters include graduate transfer Anu Solomon from Arizona, freshman Charlie Brewer and incumbent Zach Smith.
Solomon has the most experience after throwing for 49 touchdowns in 27 career starts with the Wildcats. But Smith took control and directed the Bears’ 31-12 triumph over Boise State in the Cactus Bowl. And Brewer completed 70 percent of his passes during spring practice.
“I would say that I’m probably going to lean on later rather than earlier,” Rhule said to Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News. “I’ve been pleased with the battle day by day. … I don’t think we’re in any rush.”
It will be Rhule’s biggest decision to date and one that sets the tone for his first season.
And his choice likely determines whether Baylor’s string of seven consecutive bowl games extends this season.