Georgetown Coach Scotty Glacken has no idea who'll be his starting quarterback this season. Maybe it's better that way.
Last year's quarterbacks, D.J. Patenaude and Ted Kallina, completed only 42 percent of their passes. Opponents completed 60 percent and averaged 215 passing yards per game.
"We probably will start a freshman or a rising sophomore (Kallina) without much experience," Glacken said. Kallina threw seven passes last year. Four freshman quarterback candidates are expected.
Georgetown is a Division III program, meaning its players are not on athletic scholarship. Therefore, Glacken does not release the names of the incoming freshmen "because you never know for sure that they're going to show up."
Should one quarterback pan out, the Hoyas offense should improve vastly. Running back Peter Clays was a workhorse last year as a freshman. He carried the ball 88 times for 321 yards in addition to returning punts and kickoffs.
"Peter Clays is a savvy performer who will be the class of Division III before he leaves here," said Glacken, who is 60-59-1 entering his 16th season at Georgetown.
The Hoyas' defense is fraught with question marks. "(Defensive back) Bernie McDonough is our strongest returner, and he's the only one who's got a job right now," said Glacken, who remains hopeful.
"I think we'll be okay. I guess it all depends on who shows up the first day of pracice."