A poor start to the 2013 season led San Diego State to make an in-game move at the quarterback position. Now, an injury will afford the Aztecs’ coaching staff a cushion to determine if that switch should be permanent moving forward.
Quinn Kaehler, Rocky Long said Tuesday, will start the Sept. 21 game against Oregon State. Kaehler replaced an ineffective Adam Dingwell midway through the first quarter of SDSU’s loss to Ohio State.
Dingwell, who started the final five games of the 2012 season as well as the first two in 2013, had thrown five interceptions in the first five quarters of this season.
While performance was the trigger for Dingwell’s benching, there was also an injury issue as well.
“Dingwell has a back that’s really bothering him. So they’re going to try to give him four or five days to get his back well.
“Quinn is going to get all the reps with the first team.”
Kaehler came to SDSU in January of this after spending 2012 at the JUCO level. Obviously, the game against the Beavers would be his first start at the FBS level.