The Missouri Valley Football Conference held a preseason media day in a virtual format Wednesday morning. Each head coach from every league member answered questions from the media.
Quite a few coaches were asked about quarterback situations and most of those coaches were non-committal.
Fighting Hawks coach Bubba Schweigert was no different.
"We're young, so we're going to be a lot like other teams in the league but we're pleased with our guys and the progress we're making," Schweigert said.
UND's quarterback competition is between redshirt freshman Tommy Schuster, true freshman Quincy Vaughn and junior Brock Boltmann. Schuster has been the expected starter, while Boltmann played mostly wide receiver last season and has played both spots this spring.
"Tommy Schuster is a second-year player who got some game action when we had two seniors hurt in back-to-back games," Schweigert said. "He did a good job against Sam Houston State, but that was his only extensive playing time. He's done a good job in camp.
"Brock Boltmann is a junior and older player in our program, yet he played a lot of receiver last year and played some snaps at quarterback. We're also working him there. Quincy Vaughn was an early enrollee last spring and has made good progress this spring, too.
"It's a real competition. We really have a competition going. We'll see how it shakes out here and the direction we go here in about a week."
It remains to be seen whether that answer is purely coach-speak, or if UND's quarterback depth chart really sees any shaking up.
Here are the details from Day 11:
The scene: UND practiced in full pads from about 7:30 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. at the High Performance Center.
Play of the day: Quincy Vaughn threw a 20-yard out route on the money for wide receiver Chrysten Cochran, who had to make a tough catch and tip-toe the sideline. The play even drew a big 'wow' from offensive coordinator Danny Freund.
Looking good: Kadon Kauppinen. The 6-foot-2 redshirt sophomore safety from Sun Prairie, Wis., is taking advantage of his reps during camp. Always at high energy, he batted away a Quincy Vaughn out route to Marcus Preston in team drills and closed quickly on another Vaughn pass into the flats.
Needs work: It was a pretty clean practice on Wednesday.
Day 11 notes
- Quintin Seguin was everywhere. The redshirt junior, who should receive plenty of playing time at defensive end, seemed to be causing havoc for quarterbacks every time he was out there.
- UND ran one trick play during team drills. I'll spare the details for obvious reasons but it ended with tight end Adam Zavalney running free for a long touchdown catch.
- It's routine at this point, but Garett Maag had another big day with a mix of long catches and bubble screens.
- Rookie wide receiver Marcus Preston received a look on a reverse that seemed to find some room.
- Running back Luke Skokna, who might line up all over the field this spring, picked up big yardage on a quick pass -- a fastball from Brock Boltmann -- with great sealing blocks from Pedro Schmidt and Chrysten Cochran.