Both quarterbacks are OK with the competition aspect of training camp, and neither feels as if he should be handed the starting spot without a battle.
"Brenden and I are taking equal reps,'' Americo said. "We're both working hard. It's a friendly competition. It's just up to coach. Brenden and I are both good athletes. Just as long as we both get on the field, it doesn't matter.''
Might the Huskies alternate quarterbacks every series or every other series, like some college coaches do?
"I'm not sure,'' Holbrook said. "We haven't talked about it. Whatever [Meyer] decides to make the team win is the best case and that's what we both want. Whatever makes us win is what matters.
"It can be [a blessing] for sure if you can get it done. Obviously, whatever can make your team win games is what you need to do. We both get better each and every day, and we both make the team good. Really, I don't think either of us is a bad answer.''
Americo agrees that switching QBs could confuse opposing defenses, and perhaps help Hoover improve on a 3-17 record the past two seasons.
"I'd say that's mixing it up,'' he said. "You start Brenden one game and they're preparing for him, but when I come in one game, they won't know what to do.''
In addition, Meyer said he wouldn't be against moving either Holbrook or Americo to another position - say wideout or wingback - while the other is taking snaps.
"That's definitely an option,'' he said, "if one of them does step up and one of them is the clear favorite. The other one will definitely be out there on the field somewhere. But right now until we get live contact and see them both in the scrimmage, right now we're going in with the mindset that both of them are going to be playing quarterback.''
Meyer doesn't necessarily agree that since Holbrook earned the starting job last year after both went through training camp means he's the favorite to do so again this year.
"I don't think so,'' he said. "One of the things we're not going to do is we're not going in with any kind of preset [ideas] - since [Holbrook] was the starter last year, that means he's the starter this year. Both of those boys worked hard this past off-season and both made big-time improvement. We're just starting with a clean slate.
"That's when we as coaches evaluate who we're playing and if we feel like Brenden might do something better, he may get the nod and of course, if we feel like Tyler might do something, might hurt a defense, we probably give the nod to him then.''
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.