Breaking down 2018 UH football: Quarterback


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Let’s see if JD actually finishes this series. Usually he makes it a few positions in and then drops it.

What to expect: After using three quarterbacks last season there is no question who will be under center when the season begins Sept. 1 at Rice. King started the final four games and finished with a 64.7-percent completion rate with 1,260 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Arguably his biggest moment came when he led a fourth-quarterback comeback on the road to beat No. 17 South Florida. New offensive coordinator Kendal Briles says King “fits the mold” with the ability to run or pass as the Cougars shift to a more attacking, up-tempo spread offense this season. In Saturday’s Red & White Game, King completed 8 of 13 for 259 yards and touchdowns that covered 58 and 60 yards. While King had a decorated prep career at Manvel, he’s still inexperienced at quarterback after spending most of his first two seasons at UH playing wide receiver. “Now I can focus on one thing,” King said earlier in the spring.