Utah Makes Surprising Decision To Strip Senior Captain QB Troy Williams Of Starting Job

No job is ever secure. Just ask Utah Utes quarterback Troy Williams.

The redshirt senior, and captain of the team entered spring practices as the overwhelming favorite to win retain his role as starter.

On Monday, news broke that he’d been supplanted at the top of the depth chart.

In a very surprising move, coach Kyle Whittingham has decided to give the starting job to Tyler Huntley, a little known sophomore quarterback. Huntley entered spring-practices off the radar, and likely the third starter on the depth chart. He beat out senior Troy Williams and Alabama transfer Cooper Bateman to win the starting nod.

Last season, Williams appeared to have done enough to secure the job for 2017. He threw for 2,757 yards and 15 touchdowns while leading the Utes to a 9-4 record and bowl victory. Meanwhile, Huntley has only attempted seven passes in his collegiate career, completing five of them for 60-yards.

He’ll get his first taste of collegiate football action against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks on Sept. 2.

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