Threet gets the nod for Portland State

Junior Steven Threet will open the season as Arizona State’s

starting quarterback.

Sun Devils coach Dennis Erickson announced the decision Monday,

saying Threet was the most consistent of the three players battling

for the position.

The transfer from Michigan beat out sophomore Brock Osweiler and

junior Samson Szakacsy, who battled arm fatigue in practice last

week, after a close battle that started in spring. Osweiler is

still expected to play Saturday against Portland State, though

Erickson didn’t say how much.

Threet started eight games at Michigan in 2008, throwing for

over 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns before sitting out last season

because of transfer rules.