EKU fans may be getting a sense of Deja Vu.
Jared McClain is likely to be the starting quarterback when the Colonels start the season against Purdue next week, as senior T.J. Pryor continues to recover from a hamstring injury.
EKU offensive coordinator Dane Damron told the Richmond Register that “T.J. has not been released to go all the way live so far.”
McClain started the first game last season as a true freshman against Purdue, and got valuable playing time in 6 contests in all. For his career, McClain is just 10-28 with 2 interceptions.
Despite being the starter for most of his career at Eastern Kentucky, and likely on pace to break a few school records this year, there’s no guarantee that Pryor will retain the starting spot once healthy.
“When T.J. is healthy, we will give him reps and he will have a chance,” Damron told the newspaper. “We are a program of competition.”