Former Alabama quarterback David Cornwell has been named the starter at the University of Nevada after transferring from the Crimson Tide.
Nevada coach Jay Norvell announced the decision prior to fall camp, but he also said it doesn’t mean Cornwell will start in the opener against Northwestern according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
“David’s the starting quarterback right now and he’ll have to compete and earn that spot throughout training camp and if there’s reason for him not to be (the starting quarterback) we’ll address,” Norvell said. “Until we see that, we won’t make any changes at that position.”
The former four-star recruit didn’t throw any passes for Alabama before transferring. He will be a junior this fall, and Norvell said the 6’5, 228-pound QB has the right qualities to be the starter.
“David fits those qualities and demonstrated those strengths the best out of all of our quarterbacks in the spring, and that’s why he was the starting quarterback,” Norvell said. “And the way he played in the spring game gave us even more evidence of that.”
Cornwell and Blake Barnett lost the QB competition at Alabama to Jalen Hurts. Barnett is expected to be the starter at Arizona State this fall.
(h/t NBC Sports)