Four Big 12 teams have yet to answer the quarterback question

Monday, August 23rd 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Dallas-AP) -- At least four Big Twelve Conference teams are
still trying to determine who will be their starting quarterback.

Nebraska coach Frank Solich said during a conference call with
other coaches today that he doesn't expect to answer that question
until after the season has begun.

He says he'll eventually name a starter, but for now, it's a
battle between Bobby Newcombe and Eric Crouch.

Missouri is in the same boat, except that the Tigers have three
quarterbacks vying for the starting job. They'll all get some
playing time until the decision is made.

At Baylor, new coach Kevin Steele says he believes in the one
quarterback system and expects to make an announcement this week on
who will be the starter. It will be either Jermaine Alfred, who
passed for 1,268 yards on 97 completions last year, or Odell James,
who threw for 435 yards on 45 completions, are competing.

Iowa State coach Dan McCarney said he will decide between
quarterbacks Sage Rosenfels and Derrick Walker before the team's
season opener next week.

At Texas Tech, coach Spike Dykes says his quarterback situation
has kept him smiling through preseason. Rob Peters was injured most
of last season, and Dykes says he forgot how good Peters was.

Texas coach Mack Brown has no quarterback worries with starter
Major Applewhite back again. His biggest challenge is figuring out
who will replace Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams in the