When spring ball began months ago, Zach Kline seemed a lock to eventually win the starting quarterback job.
Even when Sonny Dykes put off the decision until fall camp, it seemed mostly to make sure everyone felt he got a fair shake.
But the longer this process stretched out since camp began on Aug. 5, the more clear it became that Jared Goff was a real contestant in the battle.
Ultimately, his accuracy, consistency and ability to limit mistakes won him the job over Kline’s bigger arm and extra year on the planet.
It’s going to be fascinating to watch this season unfold and chart Goff’s development, especially given the enormous challenge of a schedule that features three Top-25 teams in the first four games.
I don’t expect Kline to go stand in a corner and sob. He will compete, knowing there are plenty of second chances in a long college season.
So tell me, what do you guys think about how this plays out?