Cougars quarterback battle still up in air

Author: Ben Kaplan, KXLY4 Sports Director, benk@kxly.com
Published On: Sep 17 2012 07:02:07 PM PDT   Updated On: Sep 17 2012 10:21:05 PM PDT

The Cougars quarterback situation is still very much up in the air.

During media on Monday in Pullman, Cougs head coach Mike Leach and sophomore signal caller Connor Halliday both addressed the situation... kind of. Leach was elusive as to who his starter would be as usual.

"You're going to have to stay tuned and watch very closely," Leach says. "The anticipation is killing everybody, including me. But, yeah, we're going to have a good week of practice and see where it all ends up."

Halliday added, "If I get a chance to do everything I can to be successful, and if my role needs to be on the sideline cheering on Jeff that's what I'll do, and if my role is to be out there playing, then that's what I'll be out there to do as well."

Halliday did say that senior Jeff Tuel, who missed Friday's game at UNLV with an injured right knee, practiced on Sunday and split first teams reps. When asked how healthy Tuel, Leach responded, "He's ridiculously healthy. He's one of those guys that Tony the Tiger would be proud of to be in a commercial and have him eat cereal and everything, you now what I mean, because I think he'd represent the whole thing well."

The Cougs open Pac-12 play at home on Saturday against Colorado at 1:00 p.m.