Dillon named Grambling’s starting QB

Grambling State University head football coach Rod Broadway announced today that sophomore Greg Dillon will be the team’s starting quarterback in their opener against Nevada on Saturday evening in Reno. Dillon, a 6-0 sophomore from Bogalusa, La., was locked in a three-way battle with redshirt sophomore J.P. Tillman and freshman Brendan Crawford throughout the duration of training camp. In two scrimmages during camp, Dillon threw the team’s only touchdown pass as he connected with Nick Lewis for a 71-yard strike.

In 2007, Dillon served as Grambling’s scout team quarterback where he impressed Broadway with his athletic ability. During the spring of 2008, Dillon solidified his position as the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart behind the previously departed Brandon Landers after throwing for 121 yards and a touchdown.

While Dillon will start the game off on Saturday, Broadway also mentioned that redshirt sophomore J.P. Tillman will also get a chance to play in Saturday’s opener.

“Both will play,” he said. “We weighed all of our options after Monday’s practice and decided to start Greg.”

The move comes after Brandon Landers, the starting quarterback for last season, was ruled academically ineligible.