What took so long? Politics.
Allen came to the program highly acclaimed. He was certainly going to start the season and he didn’t do anything in the Spring to disprove his QB-1 status. I believe the staff was obligated to see what he could bring to the program in terms of athleticism and leadership. Postma was the incumbent and earned the nickname Postman, so his QB-2 status was secure. Also Postma was a fan favorite. Factor in the new administration of Major and staff and not wanting to take a chance with King to start the season, QB-3 would have to wait his turn.
There were a few of us who believed that King was the answer, but as fans, we had to painfully wait until the other QBs failed.
Water under the bridge. King is now QB-1 and rightfully so. He is the electric, mobile, play maker that the team needs. He is the next Greg Ward, Jr. perhaps better. What more do we need to see than the outstanding comeback he led to take the lead in the game with time running out?
At this point, I don’t care why it took so long. The important fact of the matter is that King took advantage of his opportunity and I expect the level of exciting Cougar football that we’ve all become accustomed to return and continue this season and beyond.