Ty Gangi Gets The Start Against Northwestern
New head coach Jay Norvell finally announced his starting QB
Alabama transfer David Cornwell will not get the start in Week 1
The Nevada Wolf Pack have played it coy on who will start at quarterback for their Week 1 game against Northwestern. Heading into camp new head coach Jay Norvell said it would be Alabama transfer David Cornwell as the top quarterback, but added the caveat “for now.”
Heading into game week, Norvell would not tip his hand on who the starter would be, but according to the Reno Gazette-Journal it will be Ty Gangi who will be getting the start on Saturday afternoon.
Gangi was Nevada’s starter last year when he took over for the injured Tyler Stewart and started the final four games and passed for 1,301 yards, eight touchdowns, six interceptions and he ran for a modest 217 yards.
With the new offense featuring on a lot of passing in a wide open attack it was thought that Cornwell would get the nod. However, Gangi did enough during fall camp to be QB1.
“I’ve been very pleased with our quarterback position. About three weeks into spring, I really wasn’t happy with it at all,”Norvell said during Tuesday’s press conference. “I wasn’t happy with the attention to detail, the way that position was competing and the way they were improving. It’s been completely different in training camp.
“We brought in three new players and all three of those players have really made a contribution. They’ve all improved. Ty has really improve since the spring. He’s doing a better job of throwing the ball down the field. David has made some improvement.”
There is no word on if Cornwell will see any game action against Northwestern but it may not be surprising if he does see at least some reps.
Gangi is optimistic that this offense can be something special with how many times the quarterbacks expect to throw the ball.
“It’s very up-tempo and it’s pretty wide open,” Gangi said during fall camp via the Reno Gazette-Journal. “Hopefully teams don’t really know what to expect when we go out there and we’ll have something every week. I feel completely comfortable with the offense. I feel like we’re completely on the same page and communication is good and game one we should be ready to go.”