Enos confirms QB starter heading into August training camp


DETROIT – Under the lights of Ford Field, Central Michigan University head coach Dan Enos named sophomore quarterback Cooper Rush as the starter heading into the team’s training camp on Aug. 1.

The news came at the Mid-American Conference Media Day, held this year at Detroit’s Ford Field. It was the first time Enos and two other key members of the 2014 CMU football team spoke to conference-wide sports media this season.

Rush potentially taking the top leadership role with team was just a tease to the start of the season, but Enos insisted there will not be a quarterback controversy heading into the camp.

CMU football will return senior passer and 2013 regular-season starter Cody Kater to the camp this year, as well.

“(Rush) has done a lot to really bulk himself up this summer,” Enos said. “Some of that is to prevent injury. We really like his work ethic. I like to think of it as more of a competition than a controversy. It makes both of them better.”

Rush’s biggest target, senior wide receiver Titus Davis, said today’s MAC media circus symbolizes the beginning of a period in the season that he and his other Chippewas have been anxiously and enthusiastically waiting for.

“For the past year, I’ve been excited for my senior year. I can almost taste it,” Davis said.

Davis added that the pressure of dealing with the media in situations like Wednesday’s presser is just like dealing with the pressure on the field: It’s just something you have to get used to.

“If you really want to play at the next level, dealing with the media the right way is important,” Davis said. “I’ve definitely gotten better at that during my time here at CMU. Days like today are now a lot of fun and really exciting.”

Flanking Davis and fielding a variety of questions pertaining to the Chippewas front four on defense was Leterrius Walton, another senior standout.

“I’ve really stepped up into a leadership role with the guys on my (defensive line),” Walton said. “Those are the guys I am the closest with. Since the Spring Game, we have all been just ready to get out there and finally hit somebody. I’m ready to go.”

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