Matt Fortuna | August 13, 2014 | ESPN.com
Kelly, who was not originally scheduled to meet the media after preseason practice No. 11, announced that the redshirt junior had beaten redshirt freshman Malik Zaire, a decision the coach arrived at Tuesday night.
"Generally when you look at making that decision, I'm using from January through right now as the basis of that decision, so winter workouts, how he handled himself with the team, our workouts, his spring practice and then his leadership in the summer and in camp here," Kelly said. "I think he's put himself in a position to get that opportunity to be our starter against Rice."