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With a two-quarterback system, Idaho has plenty of offensive options

The Vandals have been in preseason camp since Aug. 3, and their first game, with Fresno State, isn’t until Sept. 1. They have had a pair of Saturday scrimmages with a mock game to go. But an endless routine of position drills and running plays in pass skeleton and 11-on-11 stretches on day after day.

Steve Christilaw: Quarterbacks seem to make fine coaches

There’s something about quarterbacks and coaching that just seems to fit. Not always. But often enough to take notice. There have been a few notable quarterbacks who turned to coaching at the NFL level.

Tyler Hilinski comes up big in WSU’s comeback win over Boise State

Prior to Saturday, Tyler Hilinski had attempted 39 passes in just over one season wearing a Washington State uniform. But the sophomore quarterback emerged as one of several WSU heroes late Saturday night as the Cougars escaped a 21-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Boise State 47-44 in triple overtime.

NFL notes: Browns QB Johnny Manziel to start, according to report

Quarterback Johnny Manziel will exit the doghouse and return to the starting lineup Sunday when the Browns (2-10) host the San Francisco 49ers (4-8), ESPN reported Monday morning. Browns coach Mike Pettine said he would decide Monday whether to turn back to Manziel or give Austin Davis his second consecutive start on the heels of Sunday’s 37-3 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Last week, Pettine said the organization wanted to see Manziel play again this season.

Quick decision, 49ers name Blaine Gabbert starting QB to face Seattle

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – As expected, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula is sticking with Blaine Gabbert as the starting quarterback after the bye week. After saying during his regular Monday news conference that he wanted to talk to his players and staff over the coming days before revealing his plans, the team announced the decision via Twitter later in the day. The 49ers’ website reported that Tomsula met with the quarterbacks Monday afternoon and said Gabbert would start at Seattle on Nov. 22, and a team spokesman confirmed the report Monday evening.

49ers coach Tomsula holds off on naming starting QB

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said Monday that he wants to talk to his players and staff over the next days before revealing his plans at quarterback. Blaine Gabbert, playing in place of Colin Kaepernick, made his first start in more than two years in San Francisco’s 17-16 victory Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons and speculation is that he will retain the job when the 49ers play at the Seattle Seahawks in two weeks.

WSU QB Luke Falk has full head of steam

This is the last of eight previews looking at WSU’s position-by-position prospects for the upcoming season. Today: Quarterbacks. PULLMAN – For the quarterbacks who propel Washington State’s Air Raid offense, record passing numbers are simply an occupational byproduct.

Halliday sets high marks for future QBs

There was an extra coach on the sideline during Ferris’ football game against Gonzaga Prep on Oct. 31. Saxons alum Connor Halliday made the 80-mile drive from Martin Stadium to Joe Albi after Washington State’s Thursday practice.

Back QB spot only drama left for Seahawks

SEATTLE – Pete Carroll was barely done listing all that went right for the Seahawks in their most recent exhibition game when the coach got the biggest question of this final week of the preseason. What is Seattle going to do with Tarvaris Jackson and Terrelle Pryor at quarterback behind Russell Wilson?

Weekend belied a QB-driven NFL

Quarterback-driven league? That’s the common sentiment about the NFL, with the proliferation of high-profile quarterbacks and all the league’s rule modifications in recent years that favor the passing game.

Five Pac-12 teams wait to name a starting QB

The college football season opens next week and five Pac-12 teams have yet to formally name a starting quarterback. Oregon State, Washington State, Colorado, Arizona and USC haven’t made their starters official. In some cases it may just be coaching strategy, but in others the competition is just too close to call.

Flacco wins off field, too, but are richest QBs always the best?

Joe Flacco’s impeccable timing earned him the richest contract for a quarterback in NFL history. That doesn’t mean he’s the game’s best QB. Flacco agreed to a six-year, $120.6 million deal Friday after leading the Baltimore Ravens to the Super Bowl title. He gambled by playing out his five-year rookie contract rather than renegotiate before last season. And it paid off, catapulting him to the top of the money list at the game’s glamor position.

It’s Camelot in NFL

NEW YORK – The two kids from Northern California burst from NFL afterthought to championship contender in eerily similar fashion a decade apart. Tom Brady and Colin Kaepernick, each playing in a conference title game this weekend, are bookends to a fortuitous moment in quarterback history. On one side are the likes of Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, still scintillating in their mid-30s.