Houston Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien announced today that former Michigan State signal caller, Brian Hoyer, will be the team's starting quarterback this season. Hoyer beat out one-time Michigan quarterback Ryan Mallett for the job by completing 9 of 15 pass attempts for 119 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions in two preseason games. According to houstontexans.com, O'Brien cited Hoyer's consistency and composure during preseason camp as the main reasons behind his decision. Coincidentally, both Hoyer and Mallett once backed up Tom Brady in New England while O'Brien was an assistant there.

Meanwhile, other former Spartans QB's are battling for starting jobs. Nick Foles (MSU/Arizona) is dueling with Case Keenum in St. Louis; Kirk Cousins is in a three-way battle in Washington with Robert Griffin III and Colt McCoy, and Drew Stanton battles for position in Arizona with Carson Palmer and Ryan Lindley.