Tech will know starting QB in day or two

After a second intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday, Texas Tech's two competing senior quarterbacks will know which one will start the Sept. 5 opener by Monday or Tuesday.

The scrimmage, like the first one a week ago, was closed to the public and media, but afterward it seemed that both performed well, unlike last week when Steven Sheffield said Taylor Potts had undoubtedly outplayed him.

The final decision is in the hands of first-year Tech coach Tommy Tuberville and offensive coordinator Neal Brown. Tuberville said both quarterbacks threw touchdown passes Saturday, but he told reporters after the scrimmage that he's looking deeper than completions and touchdowns.

"I don’t worry about completions," Tuberville said. "I worry about [the quarterbacks] making the right decisions in terms of if we’re checking out of a play, or are they going through their progressions or taking the easy way out. And just being a team leader. That’s going to go into it as much as somebody throws a 50-yard touchdown pass because the guy that’s going to be the solid leader’s going to be the guy that we want running the team."

Entering fall practices, neither quarterback had a distinct edge. Both required surgery to repair injuries suffered during spring drills. Tuberville has repeatedly said he will not rotate quarterbacks. He plans to name a starter in the next two days and stick with him until either injury or quality of play necessitates a change.