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Arizona QB Kevin Doyle opts back in for 2020 season, per report

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It appears Kevin Doyle has had a change of heart.

Michael Lev of the Arizona Daily Star is reporting that Doyle, a redshirt sophomore quarterback for the Arizona Wildcats, is opting back in for the 2020 season.

Doyle announced on Aug. 1 he was opting out over concerns about COVID-19, a decision that came 10 days before the Pac-12 canceled all sports for the rest of the Year. With the conference bringing back football last week, though, Doyle’s worries appear to have abated.

While redshirt freshman Grant Gunnell is firmly entrenched as Arizona’s starting QB, the No. 2 spot is wide open. Before Doyle opted back in it looked to be a competition between redshirt junior Rhett Rodriguez—the only other passer on the roster who has played in college—and true freshman Will Plummer.

Doyle has yet to see the field in two seasons with Arizona, a preseason injury holding him back in 2019.

Arizona is expected to begin preseason practice sometime next week in the leadup to the start of a 6-game regular season that will begin Nov. 6-7.