Transfer QB Dormady Building Chemistry as Camp Approaches

With the start of the college football season just over a month away, Central Michigan will have a new starting quarterback for a third straight year.

Four quarterbacks saw action last fall, with Tommy Lazzaro, Tony Poljan, Austin Hergott and George Pearson all seeing time under center.

First-year head coach Jim McElwain seemed to indicate at Tuesday’s Mid-American Conference media day that senior transfer Quinten Dormady will open camp as the starting quarterback. Dormady transferred in from Houston where he redshirted for the 2018 season. Prior to his year with the Cougars, the Texas native was with Tennessee from 2015-17 and threw for 1,282 yards and seven touchdowns for the Vols.

“I think we’ve got some choices there,” McElwain said. “Quinten has done a really good job of leading the team. And we’re looking forward for him, you know, as we open up the season.”

“It’s nice having one or two quarterbacks, versus, I think we played four or five quarterbacks last year,” added CMU senior center Steve Eipper. “A couple of injuries, a couple just didn’t perform the way we wanted them to, and it’s nice having, like I said, that one guy that you can create chemistry with.”

CMU kicks off its 2019 season at home against Albany on Thursday, Aug. 29. Kickoff from Kelly/Shorts Stadium is 7 p.m.

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