With a strong performance in last week’s Spring Game redshirt freshman Eli Dunne has put himself in the thick of the quarterback race at UNI. Senior Sawyer Kollmorgen was held out of the game due to injury and Dunne responded to the extra playing time by throwing four touchdown passes.
The Grinnell native is adjusting to the changes under new offensive coordinator Joe Davis. “It took me a couple of weeks to grasp the offense, but after about the third week I got pretty comfortable with it,” Dunne says. He says he had some good practices after spring ball and things started clicking during the spring game.
Dunne is part of a crowded field at quarterback and he says they are all competing for the spots, and he says they have all worked together to better each other.
Dunne says a decision on the starting quarterback will be made in preseason practice. “They’re still just kind of waiting to see what happens this fall, they’re just kind of giving us an equal chance to see what we can do,” Dunne says.
(Reporting by Chris Varney KGRN Grinnell)