Herbert Gets Surprise Start; Pac-12 Considers Move to Play

Herbert Gets Surprise Start

In an unexpected turn former Duck quarterback Justin Herbert got the nod yesterday. A late injury by the LA Chargers starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor left him sidelined just before the start of their game against the reigning Super Bowl champs the Kansas City Chiefs.  Herbert showed little apprehension on the field throwing for a touchdown and running for a second one.  He threw over 300 yards on his pro debut.  He also threw one interception which the announcers said was a rookie mistake as he had a clear path to a first down.  Herbert’s start may be short lived, Coach Anthony Lynn reaffirmed that Tayor was his starter and that he would be back on the field as soon as he was healthy.

Pac-12 Considers Move to Play

The Pac-12 could move forward as an 11 school conference for the 2020 football season.  Reports indicate that Stanford is the only school that has issues that may not get resolved in time to  begin.  Other teams in the Pac are also concerned about safety, but the issues are said to be workable.  According to one report Stanford University’s main objection is that they do not believe it sends a good message to give preferential treatment to players of a sport when other students would not be allowed to return to campus.  The Pac-12 is also considering a staggered start to games if issues take long to resolve.