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BYU QB Race: Beau Hoge is “playing other positions”, possible timetable for naming starting QB suggested

Ed Lamb gave some insight on the BYU QB race

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The start of BYU Fall Camp is just two days away, and it looks like we have more clarity on the QB situation before players take the practice field.

Assistant Head Coach Ed Lamb spoke at an alumni event in Cedar City last Thursday, and shed some light on the situation.

According to The Spectrum, Lamb said that junior Beau Hoge has been experimenting at other positions.

“Beau Hoge has a lot of other skills,” Lamb said. “I think it’s fairly common knowledge that he is playing other positions and might fit in somewhere else.”

Hoge was a wide receiver most of his high school career before switching over to QB his senior year. Running back could also be a possibility if RB Ula Tolutau doesn’t suit up this season. Coaches have lauded Hoge as one of BYU’s best athletes, and getting him touches at other positions makes sense if he’s buried on the QB depth chart.

The Spectrum also quoted Lamb as saying the team “needs to know who the guy (starting quarterback) is about Day 2 or 3.” With Fall Camp starting Wednesday, that would mean coaches hope to name a starting QB by the end of this week. Coaches may not publicly announce a starter, however, in order to force Arizona to prepare for multiple QB’s before their September 1 matchup.

Lamb also had high praise for Joe Critchlow, and mentioned that Mo Langi is at 380 pounds, down from 480 pounds (!!!) after his mission.

You can read the entire article from The Spectrum here.