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Bowling Green faces interesting choice for back-up QB

08/24/2017, 10:03am EDT

Freshmen Grant Loy, Jarret Doege in mix for different reasons

Falcons face interesting choice for back-up QB

Bowling Green quarterback Grant Loy throws a pass on the Falcons' first day of football practice. The freshman is expected to be the Falcons' first backup on the depth chart. BLADE/DAVE ZAPOTOSKY

BOWLING GREEN — The Bowling Green State University football team may be in the process of making an interesting decision in picking a back-up quarterback: It will choose two.

Sound confusing? It’s actually pretty clever. In short, the Falcons have two plans in place when it comes to backing up starter James Morgan.

When BG releases its first depth chart for the opener at Michigan State, expect to see redshirt freshman Grant Loy as the back-up. And if an opportunity for mop-up duty develops, look for Loy to get the first call.

But if for some reason Morgan is lost long-term, do not be surprised if true freshman Jarret Doege suddenly emerges. Doege, an early enrollee in January, has made strides quickly in learning the Falcons offense and has pushed Loy for time behind center during fall drills.

In a perfect world, the Falcons would like to redshirt Doege and create two years of separation between the freshman and Morgan, who enters this season as a redshirt sophomore. But if Morgan is unable to play for an extended period of time, there’s a chance Doege’s redshirt would be removed and he would take snaps this season.

Contact John Wagner at jwagner@theblade.com419-724-6481 or on Twitter @jwagnerblade.

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