With only three days until the first game of the season, Missouri State University’s head football coach Dave Steckel has yet to announce who will be the starting quarterback for the 2016 season.

 Steckel has recently announced that he has narrowed down the competition to two players: senior Brodie Lambert and sophomore Breck Ruddick. This came after he eliminated redshirt freshman Michael Briggs.

 Since this decision is still in the works, Steckel has not ruled out the possibility of using both players.

 “It might be both guys playing,” Steckel said. “We’ll see where it shakes down this week and see who plays when and what.”

 Whoever Steckel picks, both quarterbacks are confident they are ready for the job.

 “Me and Brodie both are ready for it,” Ruddick said. “There’s not a doubt in either of our minds that we can do it. It just comes down to who’s more consistent.”

 Ruddick and Lambert are not opposed to this system, but would rather use this experience to help develop their skills even more.

 “We’ve grown kind of accustomed to it,” Lambert said. “I don’t take it negatively. It’s something that we use as a tool to help each other improve.”

Beth Geistlinger is a sports reporter for The Vidette. Follow her on Twitter at @beth_geist

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