ACC Media Days: N.C. State

Published: Jul. 17, 2019 at 10:59 PM EDT
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N.C. State coach Dave Doeren says he hasn't settled on a quarterback to replace three-year starter Ryan Finley, who was drafted in the fourth round by the Cincinnati Bengals in April.

Doeren is waiting to see which QB improves the most over the summer, gains the command of the offense and the trust of his teammates before making any type of a decision.

He said he has no timetable for naming a starter.

While Matt McKay would seem to have the inside track given he's been in the system for the last two seasons, Doeren says he doesn't want to sell the other competitors short and that he's "excited to see these guys compete."

Among the others who are expected to join McKay in the QB battle include the nation's No. 1 ranked junior college transfer Bailey Hockman, redshirt freshman Dennis Leary and true freshman Ty Evans. Doeren doesn't appear too worried, shrugging his shoulders when talking about the competition, saying "we have options."