AAC/Athlon Preseason Position Reviews: Quarterback

3. Houston: D’Eriq King provided stability to a position that struggled mightily last year for the Cougars. His first start against USF showed how clutch he can be, and will now get a chance to play a full season at the position he came to Houston to play. Tennessee transfer Quinten Dormady will provide King with a good backup in case something happens.


"5. D’Eriq King, Houston

The quarterback situation in Houston got a little more interesting with the late addition of Tennessee transfer Quinten Dormady this spring. However, King is still expected to be the starter, especially since his athleticism and ability to direct an up-tempo attack is a good fit for new coordinator Kendal Briles. King received snaps at quarterback and receiver in 2016 but moved to a full-time role under center last fall. Over 10 appearances (with five starts), King threw for 1,260 yards and seven touchdowns and rushed for 379 yards and eight scores."