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South Alabama quarterback bouncing back from injury

South Alabama quarterback Dallas Davis led the Jaguars to some historic wins last season, but when the season ended so did his shoulder. (WPMI)

South Alabama quarterback Dallas Davis led the Jaguars to some historic wins last season, but when the season ended so did his shoulder.

That forced Davis to sit out all spring.

Davis said he was expected to have a nine-to-ten month recovery; the junior quarterback made it back on the field in six-and-a-half.

Head coach Joey Jones explained that the starting quarterback position could be anyone’s game. For most that kind of pressure could be too much, but for Davis it’s just about getting the job done and said there is no pressure at all.

According to Coach Jones, his expectations spread equally among all the quarterbacks.

“I’m not pulling for any one person. I’m pulling for guys who want to fight and win the job," Jones said.

Although every quarterback at South is fighting for the starting spot, Davis says they have all supported him as he returns.

“They’re being positive which is cool," Davis said. "I mean it’s good to have your teammates do that for you. You just have to feed the positivity back.”

Not only are Davis’ teammates being optimistic, but so is Coach Jones. He believes Dallas is about 90 percent recovered.

"He's throwing the ball well, He's so smart throwing it," Jones said. "He knows where to go with the ball. We just have to get him back slowly, but surely. After about a week we need him at about 100 percent."

Coach Jones said although the fight for the starting position is up in the air for now, South Alabama could name their quarterback as soon as the Jags' second fall scrimmage.

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