SJSU's Reed and La Secla will share time against USC

Posted by ESPN.com’s Graham Watson

San Jose State coach Dick Tomey announced Monday on the WAC conference call that quarterbacks Kyle Reed and Jordan La Secla would split reps during the season opener against USC.

Tomey said he would not know who would take the opening snap until later this week.

“We just feel like the two of them have competed on a very equal basis all during training camp and all during the spring,” Tomey said. “Jordan had his best spring ever and he’s done a great job this summer and this fall, and Kyle has continued to grow. We just think they both deserve an opportunity because we really can’t scrimmage enough in training camp to make that determination.

“We certainly want to have one guy that’s clearly the No. 1 by the time we get into the conference [games]. If it happens earlier than that, then that’s great. But we certainly don’t know that right now.”

Reed started eight games last season and played in 10. San Jose State ranked last in the WAC in total offense and scoring offense. Reed completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,563 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions.

La Secla played in the first two games last season, but completed 2 of 3 passes for 13 yards and an interception.

The lack of offense didn’t fall squarely on the quarterback’s shoulders. The Spartans had one of the worst rushing offenses in the country last season with just 86.67 yards per game. That should be rectified this season with Patrick Perry returning after being granted a sixth season from the NCAA. Perry hasn’t played for the Spartans since 2006 because of nagging injuries, but that year he had 454 yards and seven touchdowns.