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2019 Post-Spring Pac-12 QB battle breakdown: Five Pac-12 teams still figuring out starter at QB

Breaking down the QB battles at Arizona State, Cal, Oregon State, Washington, and Washington State

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Arizona State

  1. Dillon Sterling-Cole Jr. - DSC and Daniels emerged as the two real players in ASU’s battle and it looks like the veteran has the upper hand for now. He has physical skills that can surpass that of Manny Wilkins and has starting experience. Looks like he’s the favorite going into Fall.
  2. Jayden Daniels Fr. - The five-star freshman came in early for Spring and is already fulfilling expectations by competing for the starting job. Give him a few more months to train and then Fall camp and see if he can win the job over DSC.


  1. Chase Garbers So. - Garbers was the starter in 2018, but underwhelmed so the job is wide open this Spring. However, it sounds like Garbers looked good in the Spring and has done just about as much as he can to sew up the starting job again.
  2. Devon Modster Jr. - Many thought the UCLA transfer would jump past Garbers, but it sounds like he didn’t in Spring. He just might not ever be a Pac-12 starter.

Oregon State

  1. Jake Luton Sr. - The massive senior with the big arm held strong as the favorite to win the job in the Spring. He’s the start until proven otherwise.
  2. Tristan Gebbia So. - The Nebraska transfers has the best shot at taking Luton’s job if anyone does.
  3. Jack Colletto Jr. - The athletic veteran is still in the hunt. However, he probably lost a lot of momentum to Gebbia coming in.
  4. Aidan Willard So. - Still a wild card to win the job.


  1. Jacob Eason Jr. - The Georgia transfer and blue chip recruit is finally eligible at Washington and was reported as being up and down during the Spring. You have to think he has the job sewn up because of talent alone though.
  2. Jake Haener So. - The 6’0 2018 backup competed with Eason all Spring and got more reps than the talented younger arms in Washington’s system.
  3. Jacob Sirmon rFr. - Most thought Sirmon would emerge as Eason’s backup. A former blue chip recruit with great skills, but it sounds like Sirmon shocked many by announcing his transfer on Monday.
  4. Colson Yankoff rFr. - Another talented young player who apparently is transferring out of Washington. Yankoff’s move is less of a shock since he reportedly was behind Sirmon.
  5. Dylan Morris Fr. - Morris’ chance for playing in 2019 just got a lot more likely with Sirmon and Yankoff out of the way.

Washington State

  1. Gage Gubrud Sr. - An injury severely limited the Eastern Washington transfer in Spring. It’s hard to keep him at the number one spot, but I will given I think most still consider him the favorite once Fall camp starts.
  2. Anthony Gordon Sr. - The veteran emerged ahead of the internal pack that’s trying to keep Gubrud from taking the job. He can actually be considered the top QB heading into Fall camp since he played much more than Gubrud.
  3. Trey Tinsley Sr. - He slipped behind Gordon in the race but will still have a shot when Fall camp starts.