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CSU’s QB situation takes more positive turn

Chris Dempsey
The Denver Post
Judy DeHaas/The Denver PostJunior college transfer Jon Eastman, one of three candidates for the starting quarterback job, says he's feeling more comfortable on the field.
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FORT COLLINS – Much about the quarterback play in the first four days of camp raised red flags for Colorado State coach Steve Fairchild.

His Thursday assessment: “We’re not very good at quarterback.”

His Saturday assessment: “I think our quarterbacks are letting our offensive development down.”

None of three top candidates had done much right until Monday, when the pendulum swung a little more to the acceptable side. The Rams are looking for a replacement for Billy Farris, who started a year ago. Senior Grant Stucker, sophomore Klay Kubiak and junior college transfer Jon Eastman are competing for the starting job.

“They were better,” Fairchild said Monday. “We’re far from game-ready.”

Asked what he’s looking for,

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Fairchild didn’t hesitate.

“Consistency,” he said. “I didn’t have that in the spring, and I haven’t gotten it yet here. I want somebody to be able to go through the whole practice without beating us, without just some sort of major error. We don’t have to have great throws or any big-time plays. Just consistently doing what they’re supposed to do. We’re not there yet.”

But it was a start.

For more of this Denver Post story: http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_13033922


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