"I think someone who can lead the offense and have everyone else look at you and know that you're the guy who can step up and do it,'' Childress said. "It's going to challenge all of us to not even take one snap off. You have to be as good as you can be each snap and I think that's going to help us all tremendously.
"We all can make every throw. So it's more the mental differences.''
How much does actual game experience play into that? Well, it has to be a benefit to Millard and Trickett, but perhaps it's not a detriment to Childress. Although Trickett went out on the field first, all three quarterbacks got equal time at the position Monday during the first live action the media has been permitted to see.
"You can figure it out in practice,'' Holgorsen said. "Paul Millard has limited game experience and Clint Trickett has played in just a handful of games. I view them all the same. I don't view any of them with an upper hand to win the job based on whether they've played in a couple of games or not.
"I've said since day one that the guy that produces and plays the best in practices and the situations we put him in is going to be the guy that we go with in game one. So I don't take anything into account that has happened in games over the past couple of years. It's all based on the situations that we put them in.''
And so far, the results seem to be mixed.
"I would say Paul Millard makes the best decisions and the worst decisions,'' Holgorsen said. "He's gotten the most reps and is pretty comfortable. He'll still do some bonehead stuff, as they all do. Any time you have guys that don't have a lot of starts under their belt, they're going to make some good decisions and bad decisions.
"Clint Trickett has a presence to him. Every rep he takes, he gets better and does some good things. They all make good decisions at times, but because of inexperience they make poor decisions that get them in trouble. The guy that reduces the poor decisions will be the guy that wins the job. I think they're all capable of being pretty good.''
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