Two weeks ago, Dan Mullen said that despite leading Mississippi State to a 62-7 win over Troy, Dak Prescott had not stolen the starting quarterback job from Tyler Russell. Russell suffered a concussion in the opener against Oklahoma State (loss) and has missed the Alcorn State (win), Auburn (loss), and Troy games.
Now Russell is set to return as LSU invades Davis-Wade Stadium. So is Mullen sticking to his plan to hand the starter’s gig back to Russell? He isn’t saying:
“We’ll figure it out as we go. The same way we do with (running backs LaDarius Perkins) and (defensive linemen) Josh Robinson and Preston Smith and Ryan Brown. It’s all the same. Guys need to be ready to play…
(Prescott’s playing time is) always going to change from game to game. We’ll figure that out on gameday when we have the final plan ready for LSU.”
Prescott has performed admirably while filling in for Russell. The dual-threat QB is averaging 177 yards passing and just under 54 yards rushing per game. He currently ranks ninth in the SEC in passer rating.
So how much will he play against LSU? Stay tuned.