FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --For the third straight season, the Bulldogs are looking at an open competition at the Quarterback position.
Last year true freshman Chason Virgil eventually won the starting job in week 3. But then he got hurt and missed the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury. The Texas native is back and healthy on day one of fall camp.
Head Coach Tim DeRuyter essentially said it's Virgil's job to lose. Kilton Anderson saw a few starts last season. But he won't see the field for a while.
Over the next two weeks, the staff will also look at Cal graduate transfer Zach Kline and Clovis North grad and former Fresno City star Christian Rossi.
"It just felt great to be back out doing only football things this time. To see the younger guys step in and make some plays and the older guys pick up where we left off this spring. It was good to see them, so it felt great being back out here. What's driving me is the competition. I mean we brought in a couple of new guys obviously. With 3 new guys. Quinn, Zach and Christian can all play at a high level. They've showed that so, that just helps me moving forward. When they make a throw, I want to bounce back and make that same throw. So, at the end of the day the competition is driving you." said Virgil.
"Coach Kiseau's got a relationship with Zach. He recruited him to Cal. He's a guy who's played in the Pac-12. So, he's got some experience that way. Christian Rossi has had a heck of a year last year at Fresno City. He's a guy that is a tremendous athlete. Has a swagger about him. I'm just excited to see those guys go out there and compete. For about two weeks, try to split reps fairly evenly. Chason will get the lion's share of them, because of what he's shown so far. But we're going to see if one of those guys can't challenge him." added DeRuyter.