August 28, 2007

Shannon: Kirby gives us best chance to win

The speculation is over.

Coach Randy Shannon announced today that Kirby Freeman is his starting quarterback.

"Kirby Freeman will be our starting quarterback for the Marshall game," Shannon said. "We're excited by both of the quarterbacks."

Shannon said he gave the quarterbacks the news this morning.

"Me, both quarterbacks and coach (Patrick) Nix talked," Shannon said.

Asked about Wright's reaction, Shannon said, "Kyle's a competitor. Like I told both the quarterbacks - there's gong to be ups and downs all the time. You have to understand that when there's downs you pick yourself up real quick. If you worry about the small things you're going to stay down and never focus and get back on where you need to be as a person and also helping this football team. But he was fine. He was upbeat when he left the office this morning."

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