Redshirt junior quarterback Moses Skillon made a brief appearance in Morgan State’s 24-9 victory at Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference foe Florida A&M; last Saturday, playing on one series in the third quarter and another in the fourth.
But coach Lee Hull said Tuesday that redshirt senior Robert Council is still the starter for the Bears (3-3 overall and 2-1 in the league).
“Robert’s our quarterback,” Hull said during his weekly conference call organized by the MEAC. “We’re going to ride with Robert for the whole season. He’s our guy. There’s no quarterback controversy at all.”
Hull said the decision to insert Skillon, who completed two of three passes for 13 yards and helped the offense produce a field goal, was based on a desire to get him some playing time.
“We’ve always wanted to try to get Moses some playing time in a game and not just mop-up time in case we need him during the course of the season,” Hull said. “So just getting him some game experience. I thought the game was in control, and it was a good time for him to go into the game and get some game experience.”
Council connected on seven of 11 throws for 121 yards and ran the ball 16 times for 23 yards and two touchdowns against the Rattlers. The performance was a far cry from his outing in the team’s 15-14 loss to Norfolk State on Sept. 27 in which Council misfired on 15 of 19 passes and gained just 38 passing yards.
“I thought he had a great game as far as the running of our offense,” Hull said of Council. “He had command of our offense, he threw the ball a lot better. I think he was 7-for-11, and three of those were dropped passes. So he was right on target in our pass game.
"That’s why I said I think our pass game is coming along, and Robert’s getting more comfortable in that. Robert is one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and I think he’s doing a great job.”