Piland steps in with lofty expectations after Keenum's record breaking career.
Replacing a quarterback that threw for 19,217 yards in his career is no easy task, but the cupboard isn't empty for new Houston coach Tony Levine. Case Keenum finished his career as the only quarterback in FBS play to throw for at least 5,000 yards in three seasons. He also owns the FBS record with 155 career touchdown tosses.
Sophomore David Piland is expected to be Houston's new quarterback, and he started eight games in 2010 when Keenum was out with a torn ACL. He finished that season with 2,641 yards and 24 touchdowns and helped to keep Houston's offense among the best in college football. Piland redshirted in 2011 to preserve a year of eligibility, and is expected to contend for All-Conference USA honors as the signal-caller for Houston's high-powered passing attack.