Mendenhall declined to explain how the rotation would work.
"I'm not going to be pinned down, nor do I think it's realistic to then predict how that's going to look, other than both will play and both will complement each other," he said. "Both will be used in pretty specific situations. All of those things and blanks to be filled in will happen as we go, after we have some demonstrated performances on the game field."
Offensive coordinator Robert Anae said of the situation, "We have two starters."
There is the old adage that states, "If you have two quarterbacks, you don't have one." But that doesn't apply in this case, Mendenhall said. "I think the two that we have would exceed any one that you could have."
Asked his opinion of the two-quarterback system, Nelson said, "Nasty. Lethal. It's going to be really hard to defend. I feel like it's going make defenses take up more time preparing (for two quarterbacks), spreading themselves a little too thin rather than focusing on one aspect of our offense."
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