For two seasons at the College of Idaho, Teejay Gordon was the go-to guy as quarterback for the Coyotes’ offense. With the school record holder graduated, the Coyotes will look to a new QB attack in 2016, with multiple options to choose from.
This spring, Boise High’s Tyler Cox took the bulk of the snaps with the number ones and has looked impressive in fall camp. Along with him, the Yotes could use a pro at the wildcat Vallivue JJ Hyde. Hyde is recovering from a season-ending injury from week 4 against Southern Oregon last year.
"Tyler Cox continues to improve. I think he’s nine out of ten, and I think the one he didn't complete was a drop ball. He’s just got a great command of the offense. JJ hyde is coming along, he’s coming off a couple of injuries so that slowed him a little bit," said, Head Coach Mike Moroski
The X-factor for this year’s team could be true freshmen Darius James Peterson. Coming out of high school, he had a career with nearly 8.000 yards and 100 touchdowns.
"Darius James Peterson also showed that he’s a dynamic athlete and he can throw, as well as run the ball," said, Moroski.
Those quarterbacks will have multiple targets to look to this fall, with their top six pass catchers returning.
"The young guys are really starting to learn, so we’re starting to make some headway. We hope to see a jump with that group this week,” said, Moroski.
The Coyotes open the 2016 season September 3rd, hosting Montana Western at the Simplot Stadium. Since bringing football back after a 37-year hiatus, the Yotes are 1 and 3 against Western.