Tulsa football is set to hand the reins of the offense to a new signal caller this season.
Redshirt junior Davis Brin is the frontrunner to earn the starting quarterback spot and is making his mark on the team during spring practice.
Spring practice is the perfect time to work out the kinks and show coaches how valuable your talent could be.
Brin sat behind the recently-graduated Zach Smith. Head coach Philip Montgomery is already seeing his work pay off this spring.
"He has been delivering the football on time. He is getting it out of hands,” Montgomery said. “There is a couple of plays today that I know he wants back because he tried to extend something. He is trying to hold on to it, but he is seeing things really well and is delivering the ball and being accurate and that’s what we need out of him.”
Brin's skill and IQ under center is no surprise to redshirt senior wide receiver JuanCarlos Santana.
Learning the ropes from Smith and the coaching staff has him ready to take the field.
"It was only a matter of time to prove himself and I think he was just ready,” Santana said. “That’s why he had rushing touchdowns, throwing touchdowns. Learning from behind from Zach (Smith) and stuff like that.”
The bond Brin and Santana share is deep. The two are always enjoying meals, watching game and practice film together.
"After everything we have been through last year, these guys are really close,” Montgomery said. “They are all brothers. I see guys in the locker room. I mean, it’s outside of this and that’s what makes teams special.”