Both Millard and Trickett are juniors. Millard was 40 for 66 for 455 yards passing in the first two games, throwing a touchdown and an interception and losing a fumble in each game.
More than two weeks ago, when Holgorsen pared the competition down to just Millard and Trickett, he warned not to forget about Childress. Someone in that trio had to be eliminated during game preparation week because it's impossible to give three quarterbacks meaningful reps, and Childress was the one who was tossed out because he was the only one without any prior college experience.
He said at the time that could change quickly once the season began if one of the two juniors did not rise above the crowded field.
Holgorsen also said he liked Childress' attitude since being tossed out of the quarterback race the last few weeks. Instead of moping or even transferring, he kept working.
"I loved his attitude on the sidelines last week. He was probably the most active guy we had," Holgorsen said. "I think he sat there on the sidelines and said, 'I think I can do this.'"
Childress, whose father Ray was an All-Pro defensive lineman for the Houston Oilers, is believed to be the first freshman ever to start at quarterback for Holgorsen as either a head coach or an offensive coordinator. This will also be the first time in those roles that Holgorsen has ever made a quarterback switch during a season.
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