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Southern Miss QB battle is razor thin

Tyler Matthews (16) and Nick Mullens (9) complete drills at fall camp. Photo by Daniel Brown. Tyler Matthews (16) and Nick Mullens (9) complete drills at fall camp. Photo by Daniel Brown.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Southern Miss fans know about great quarterbacks.

From Reggie Collier, Brett Favre to Austin Davis the current crop of QB's may not compare to those three, but they hope to get something similar.

Junior Nick Mullens has been in the starting role for the past two seasons, but the competition has been open since this spring when TCU transfer and redshirt junior Tyler Matthews was eligible to play.

Head coach Todd Monken said it remains to be seen who will be under center for Mississippi State.

"Both are doing well. Both are just alternating and since we haven't scrimmaged yet, you know, today was close because we had some live drills, some live stuff, but next Saturday we'll have a lot better idea," Monken said after the first week of fall camp Saturday.

Matthews offered his opinion on the way the battle is shaping up.

"I'm confident in myself. Nick's doing good; I'm doing fine. Like I said I'm confident in myself right now, but at the same time I'm not worrying about that I'm just taking it play by play, day by day."

Fall camp resumes Monday morning.

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