Indeed, in UNH’s opener a week ago, Vailas had a fine game in a frustrating 24-21 loss to Division 1-A Central Michigan, completing 15 of 22 passes for 156 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 50 yards on 17 attempts. But he had to leave the game with leg cramps, meaning that Goldrich got an opportunity.
Goldrich responded by completing a pair of passes, including one for a TD, but he also threw an interception.
For now, head coach Sean McDonnell confirmed that Vailas is the starter but that Goldrich isn’t far behind.
That was good news for Vailas, who has finally gotten used to being a quarterback.
“Now, I love playing quarterback and I feel it’s the position I need to play,” he said. “But I love being a receiver and I’d still play it if they wanted me to.”