Those wondering who the Indiana starting quarterback will be are still waiting on an official announcement from coach Kevin Wilson. But the team’s latest depth chart provides a worthwhile clue.
The game notes for next Saturday’s opener against Florida International lists the depth chart with junior Richard Lagow as the starter. After him, there’s an “or” between backups Danny Cameron and Zander Diamont.
Nearly two weeks ago, Wilson indicated that Lagow was the leading candidate.
“Right now, Lagow’s getting the bulk of the work,” he said. “Richard’s been the best throughout camp. To say somebody’s the starter, if we’re playing today, Richard’s playing.”
Lagow is 6-foot-6 and most comfortable working out of the pocket. He’ll try to match departed quarterback Nate Sudfeld. Last season Sudfeld had 27 touchdown passes and averaged 8.7 yards per attempt as he led the Big Ten in passing yards and passing touchdowns.
Lagow was a redshirt at Oklahoma State in 2013 and then decided to transfer. He spent the last two seasons Dionte Dean at Cisco (Texas) Community College before transferring to Indiana.
Diamont, a 6-foot-1 junior started Indiana’s final six games as a freshman in 2014 and is an effective runner. (His father, Don Diamont, has been a soap opera star for the past 25 years on both “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”) Cameron is a 6-foot-1 sophomore who appeared in one game last season.