Mississippi State will officially have a starting quarterback “early next week,” according to a report from ESPN.com’s Ed Aschoff.
Bulldogs coach Dan Mullen is still taking his time with his decision.
“It’s sorting itself out,” he told Aschoff. “To this day, no one has jumped up and separated himself to be the guy. I have a good idea where I’m at and who’s going to be the starter … but I’m going to play more than one in the first game. I can guarantee you that.”
The combatants are sophomore Nick Fitzgerald, junior Damian Williams and freshman Nick Tiano.
Back in the spring, Mullen was so torn between them that, instead of subjectively ordering the quarterbacks on a depth chart, he based first-team snaps on whichever passer had the highest grade-point average.
Mississippi State opens vs. South Alabama on Sept. 3 (Noon ET, SEC Network).