Zordich named opening day starter for University at Buffalo
Zordich and redshirt freshman Joe Licata had been competing for the job, a process that included spring practice and summer training camp, to this point.
“I’ve said from day one that we all know we want to be on that field,” Zordich said Tuesday. “We’re all doing everything we can to make each other better. I definitely feel the most comfortable I’ve ever felt. I’m definitely anxious to get on the field and play and just do everything I’ve been working on the last couple of years. I’m really excited to play.”
For Licata, who should see action at some point this season, it’s a matter of catching up with the speed of the game at the college level.
“I haven’t been playing as well as I would like to,” Licata admitted. “If I could improve one thing, I think it’s just knowing what to do with the ball on every play – that’s what a quarterback’s job is to do. You’ve got to distribute the ball and know what to do with the ball every play – pre-snap, post-snap, and just making plays out there and getting the ball in the playmakers’ hands.”
Freelance sportswriter Charles Roberts covers the NFL and University at Buffalo football program for MetroWNY.com. Reach him at CharlesHRoberts@yahoo.com or cHartleyRoberts@twitter.com.