Four looking to replace Rennie at UNI QB spot


August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The U-N-I football team comes into the 2012 season with a big hole to fill on offense. The Panthers need to replace quarterback Terrell Rennie, who led U-N-I to Missouri Valley Football Conference championships in each of the past two seasons. U-N-I head coach Mark Farley says there are four candidates for the job as the Panthers open camp. Sophomore Jared Lanpher  stepped in when Rennie was injured last season, and was battling for the starting job in spring practice with Sawyer Kollmorgen. With the beginning of fall camp, the Panthers have also added S-M-U transfer Stephen Kaiser and true freshman Justin Black to the mix. Farley says that all four of the quarterbacks have shown strong ability and leadership at the opening of fall camp.

While Rennie was much more of a run-pass dual threat, Farley says that the Panthers will be a little more of a straight drop-back passing team regardless who wins the starting job. He says that he’s hoping to narrow the quarterback field by one player each week as the Panthers prepare for their season opener at Wisconsin. U-N-I opens the season on the road at Wisconsin on September first.

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