Sean Setzer

LOGAN — Utah State head football coach Brent Guy announced Monday that Sean Setzer will be the starting quarterback for USU's season-opener Aug. 30 at UNLV.

Setzer, a senior from Portland, Ore., was in a tight battle with sophomore signal-caller Diondre Borel, an Oakley, Calif., native.

"Sean has done the best job of running our entire offense and doing everything that we need to do with our offense," Guy said. "He has a little more huddle command right now, and that's simply because he's older and has more experience. Diondre is making great strides and Sean knows that Diondre is a person we trust to put into the ball game. You have to start somewhere and you have to start someone for that first series. We feel we have two guys that we can use."

Guy said that while Setzer will be the starting quarterback, Borel will see action as well.

"Sean Setzer will be our starting quarterback for the UNLV game, but we anticipate Diondre Borel will be in the game a significant amount of time because he adds another dimension to our offense with his running skills," Guy said.

Said Setzer: "It feels good to be named the starter, but it's not going to change anything. I'm still going to try to be better every day and continue to prepare as the starter like I was before today."