Sophomore quarterback Montell Cozart was far and away the most impressive signal-caller under center last Saturday in the spring game for the Kansas Jayhawks. That’s why it should come as no surprise that head coach Charlie Weis named Cozart his starter on Thursday morning.
Kansas coach Charlie Weis names sophomore QB Montell Cozart as starter
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Cozart was voted the offensive MVP of the team’s spring scrimmage, finishing up with 58 yards through the air and 70 on the ground, giving Kansas a true, dual-threat option for this upcoming season.
While Cozart wasn’t anointed the starter until Thursday, he did have an advantage as he saw a good amount of action last season, burning his redshirt as a true freshman to appear in the team’s sixth game of the season and he wound up starting three outings, including Kansas’ monumental Big 12 win over West Virginia which snapped their long losing streak.
Burning a redshirt is never an easy decision for a coach, but now Weis is glad that he did.
“That wasn’t the easiest decision to make,” Weis said. “I am really happy we did because he looks like a different player.”
Now we’ll see if Cozart can lead the Jayhawks to even more Big 12 wins in 2014.