What was evident Saturday in the Vandals’ scrimmage became reality today. Idaho coach Robb Akey said Dominique Blackman will start the season opener vs. Eastern Washington. Blackman beat out Taylor Davis, who started three games last year but is now in a battle for the No. 2 job with senior Logan Bushnell.
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Here's what Akey said this afternoon about naming Blackman starter:
“I’ve been telling everybody we needed separation to come about at the quarterback position. We feel that separation has created itself throughout this camp. Taking into account the practices as well as the scrimmages, the preparation, we have make Dominique our starting quarterback. He’s very excited about that.
“We’ll progress through camp with him working with the one offense. We’ll keep working Taylor Davis and Logan Bushnell with that No. 2 offense to determine our number two and three quarterbacks.”
Blackman transferred to Idaho from Old Dominion, where he didn’t play in the fall of 2010. He last played in 2009 at Los Angeles Harbor College.