Battle for Bison Football Quarterback Heating Up

The battle for the number one spot on the U of M Bison football team is heating up as training camp goes into its second week.

Tuesday morning coach Brian Dobie was leaning towards Kevin Hayes to start as quarterback, as Khaleal Williams tweaked an injury early on in camp.


“It has been a good competition already in camp,” said Dobie. “Both players will continue to push each other on and off the field and we will continue to evaluate the position as we head into game one.”

Hayes has been with the Bisons since 2007, but has produced very little action on the field, with no passes thrown in 2008 and only one incompletion in 2009.

Williams’ first season with the Herd was in 2009, where he acted as a regular QB backup on the depth chart. He went 6-19 or 57 passing yards and three interceptions plus two rushes for ten rushing yards in two regular season games.

Both men are competing to be starting QB when Manitoba travels to Regina for the season opener on September 3. video