WMBD/WYZZ-TV - NORMAL, Ill. - Jared Barnett was quietly confident he'd win Illinois State's preseason quarterback derby.
Barnett heads into the season opener as the Redbirds' starter. But he says he's felt like the starter since meetin coach Brock Spack and transfering to ISU from Iowa State last December.
"I could really tell the type of guy he was," said Barnett. "He seems like a straight shooter. I've heard about his days at Purdue, when he played and when he coached. I just wanted to play for a guy like that."
Barnett and ISU open the season at Ball State on Aug. 29.
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