Zach Davis is the leader but U.N.I. coach Mark Farley says there is a good battle this spring to see who will replace Pat Grace as the starting quarterback for the Panthers. Davis appeared in seven game last year and in 2008 was 3-0 as the starter when Grace was injured. Davis is being pushed by former Ellsworth quarterback Terrell Rennie.

Farley says he likes what he sees out of Davis and says he has really improved this spring after having a chance to start last year.

Farley says right now Davis has the edge, but he says Rennie has made it competitive with his talent. Farley says it will come down to who can make the players around him better. He says Davis is ahead in that area now, but Rennie shouldn’t be counted out.

U.N.I.’s spring game is Friday night.

By Elwin Huffman KOEL Oelwein