Hoover returns a pair of experienced signal-callers in senior Brenden Holbrook and junior Tyler Americo. Holbrook began last season as the starter, but suffered leg injury in the Huskies' season opener. Americo finished that game and started the final nine games of the season. He finished the season 575 passing yards, while connecting on 57-of-119 passes for three touchdowns and five interceptions.
With Holbrook healed and ready to go, the two again are competing for the starting position.
"It's going to be a good competition and it's going to be tough to pick a starter, because both of them really do things pretty evenly," Meyer said.
"Their skill sets do differ a little bit. Depending on what defenses are doing and what we're planning on doing, it may be a case in which we use an alternating quarterback system.
"Brenden does a little better job at reading the veer," he added, "but Tyler got a lot better during the nine games he started last season. Tyler throws the ball a little better, but again, Brenden is no slouch at throwing the ball either."
The quarterbacks do share a common trait in which neither has a clear advantage.
"The thing above all else for both of them is that they've both become great leaders for us," Meyer said. "They've done a heck of a job being leaders out there. Whether we have a single starter or a rotating quarterback system, they're both going to be on the field for us one way or another."
The triple-option attack will also benefit from the return of leading rusher Shaun Dotson. Dotson ran for 716 yards on 151 carries (4.7 avg.) and six touchdowns as a sophomore last season.
"We're going to be running some triple option and Shaun Dotson really stepped up big for us," Meyer said. "Last year, he was good and we're going to let him carry a little bit more of the workload this year."