OC Eidsness sees growth in mental steps and preparedness from Bowers, Childers, Thompson
DeKALB – New Huskies quarterback Ross Bowers said he knows what the feeling is like to have a new quarterback come in and threaten the starting spot.
He experienced it at California, where the combined factors of an injury and a new system predicated on a more dual-threat-capable quarterback contributed to his departure from the Golden Bears. And knows he is on the other side of that situation after transferring to Northern Illinois, where he looks to earn the starting job ahead of Marcus Childers, who has had the role the past two years.
“I’ve had competitions in the past where it feels like you’re walking on eggshells around guys because you know you’re not the most comfortable with each other,” Bowers said. “But … [the] best man is going to win the job, and that’s what you want for the team.”