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19 Days to Purdue Football: Caleb TerBush

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College football seems so near with about two and a half weeks to go before the first games. That also means we're getting into some of the more regular players since single digit numbers are now all the rage.

Caleb TerBush - So. (RS)

Hometown: Metamora, IL (Metamora Township HS)

Quarterback

6'5", 222 pounds

2010 Projection: Second String Quarterback

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TerBush was a state champion in high school, but will fight to ever start at Purdue. (photo by Matt Dayhoff)

TerBush looks like he might be on the same career path as Joey Elliott. He redshirted in 2008 as Curtis Painter started. Once Joey Elliott got hurt and Justin Siller Was promoted to back up there was some thought that TerBush would play, but coach Tiller kept the redshirt on him. Even scout team quarterback Chris Bennett had to play at one point. TerBush earned the newcomer's award at spring practice in 2009 and had the Most Improved Award in 2010. Still, the only game action he saw was at Wisconsin last year. He was 4 of 10 for 22 yards in that game.

Coach Hope stated many times last year that he wanted TerBush to play, and that he would challenge for the starting job. Once Robert Marve was announced as the starter TerBush appeared to have the top backup role secured, but Rob Henry may take that role from him. With being the projected starter for the next two seasons that would leave the 2012 season as the only one in which TerBush could start. Even then, Henry will still be around, as will Sean Robinson and Russell Bellomy.

Off the field, TerBush is majoring in sociology and despite MGoBlog's protestations, he's already putting that to good use. He helped build houses on a Missions trip to South Africa this March. In high school he was a perfect 14-0 as a senior and won the Illinois class 5A state championship.

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