The quarterback position is the most scrutinized position in all of football.
It’s no different here in Buffalo where a very competitive quarterback battle is brewing in Bulls camp between junior Alex Zordich and redshirt freshman Joe Licata.
The two quarterback’s have been neck and neck but have an opportunity to separate themselves this afternoon when the Bulls have their first scrimmage of the fall at 5pm.
Zordich enters as the slight favorite to earn the starting spot, having started three games as a freshman in 2010.
The former Cardinal Mooney star believes that his playing time as a freshman has helped him out in camp.
“Experience is the number one thing I think. With experience, you gain confidence, you gain knowledge of the game” said Zordich “You can be in the meeting room all you want but you got to get out on the field. It really makes a difference so I think that helps out, just the two years being on the field playing.”
His competition, Williamsville native Joe Licata is hoping to overcome his lack of experience as he enters the season as a redshirt freshman.
Licata is relying on his accuracy as he’s trying to compete for the starting role.
“I can throw the ball with some accuracy and that’s what I pride myself on. I keep working on that. I just try to get the ball out of my hands and let the real playmakers make the plays”, said Licata.
While the two quarterback’s are in the middle of a battle, they still maintain that the team comes first.
“I’ve always said you’ve got to embrace competition”, said Zordich “It’s only going to make you better so we all embrace it.”
“It’s all to make the team better” said Licata “This is a competition, I want it, Alex, all the other guys want it but we’re all here to help each other and help the team get better.”
In order for the Bulls to get better in 2012, they’ll need to execute better offensively than they did last season.
Both quarterbacks are trying to do exactly that in Saturday’s scrimmage.
“Execution really, that’s the biggest thing”, said Zordich “Executing, making sure I’m doing my job so we can move the ball and do what we want to do on offense.”
“We’re hoping to score points”, said Licata “As a quarterback, that’s what your job is”