The Idaho Vandals top two quarterbacks werent sporting shoulder pads in practice last week, but shoulder slings.
Redshirt freshman Chad Chalich, the starter in all seven games this season, left Oct. 12s game at Arkansas State in the first quarter with a shoulder injury. Junior Josh McCain, the backup in the first six games, did not play against Arkansas State after hurting his shoulder late in Oct. 5s game against Fresno State in Moscow.
On Monday, Idaho coach Paul Petrino said both are questionable for Saturdays game at Ole Miss following last weeks bye.
If we played today, they wouldnt be playing, Petrino said.
Petrino declined to go into details about the injuries, noting both are day-to-day, and he was not optimistic either would be healthy enough to be under center right away.
It would be great to get at least one of them back as a backup, Petrino said.
That makes senior Taylor Davis the likely starter Saturday. Davis was 14-of-39 for 199 yards, a touchdown and an interception against Arkansas State. Petrino said the bye was good to get Taylor a lot of reps.
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