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Jacksonville Vs. Georgia Southern: Jerrick McKinnon And Ezayi Youyoute To Split Time At Quarterback For Eagles

The Georgia Southern Eagles with start the season using a two-quarterback system. While attempting to replace graduating senior Jaybo Shaw, Georgia Southern head coach Jeff Monken decided that quarterbacks Ezayi Youyoute and Jerrick McKinnon would split time.

McKinnon, a junior, was Shaw's backup last season, but he also started at slotback, wide reciever and defensive back during the playoffs last season. He played in 13 games last season, starting seven. Last season, McKinnon rushed for 537 yards and scored seven touchdowns. He also completed 3-of-6 passing attempts for 37 yards and intercepted two passes. Youyoute, a sophomore, rushed for 310 yards and completed 4-of-6 passing attempts for 35 yards.

Monken has not settled in on who would be the starter for Georgia Southern.

The starting quarterback is the same guy as the backup quarterback. Those two guys are going to be our quarterback. I don't know which one is going to be the first one to trot out there (Saturday against Jacksonville), but I imagine whichever one is the quarterback the first play, the other one will play another position.

Georgia Southern's game against Jacksonville is scheduled for Saturday at 6 p.m.

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