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Stanford looking at using two QBs more against Colorado

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With apologies to Colorado, it appears the Buffs are going to be guinea pigs for a little experiment with Stanford.

With Cardinal coach David Shaw dissatisfied with the consistency — or lack thereof — from Josh Nunes, it appears that Stanford is going to allow backup Kevin Hogan to see more snaps this Saturday against the Buffs, perhaps as many as 20. Hogan has come in only briefly the past couple of weeks.

“We’ll let that play out. Each guy has their thing we are packaging to hopefully make us a more efficient offense,” Shaw said.

Nunes has started every game for the Cardinal this season, but has struggled mightily at times too. He was just 7-of-15  for 136 yards and a touchdown in Saturday’s win over Washington State and looked dreadful earlier this year in a loss to Washington.

Which QB performs better against Colorado could play a role in deciding who starts the following week against a much better opponent — Oregon State. Stanford then finishes out the season against Pac-12 North favorite Oregon and surprising UCLA. When asked if giving Hogan more snaps would hurt Nunes’ confidence, Shaw replied “not at all.”

“As I said in front of the team, this is big-time college football. There’s competition everywhere. Josh has responded great in practice, and so has Kevin,” Shaw continued. “It’s not necessarily to compete to be the ‘starter.’ It’s competing for plays.”

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4 Responses to “Stanford looking at using two QBs more against Colorado”
  1. imaduffer says: Oct 30, 2012 9:47 PM

    They are going to try to drop 70 on the Bison. Got to get as many points as you can for the almighty BCS.

  2. irishdodger says: Oct 30, 2012 10:46 PM

    What happened to Nottingham?

  3. addict2sport says: Oct 31, 2012 7:49 AM

    Too bad they can’t play USC every week. Nunes would be all American.

  4. kiopta1 says: Oct 31, 2012 12:15 PM

    They just need to play Oregon tough.

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