Kirk Ferentz answered some questions regarding Iowa’s QB situation with its Music City Bowl matchup with Kentucky on the horizon. With Spencer Petras out due to injury and Alex Padilla in the transfer portal, there will be a different face under center.

Someone noted that Joe Labas is currently listed as the No. 1 QB on the depth chart. When asked if that means Labas has a slight advantage in the QB competition, Ferentz said that is just means Labas is No. 1. Carson May is No. 2 at the moment.

“It means he’s No. 1, Carson is No. 2, and your guess is as good as mine on No. 3,” said Ferentz.

Now that Petras is unable to play in the bowl game with his shoulder injury, he’s been helping both quarterbacks learn the ropes. Ferentz is proud of how Petras has handled the situation so far.

It’s hard to work more than two quarterbacks during the course of a season. That’s where this is a really unusual situation, and yeah, the person who suffered the most here is Spencer just because it ended up being an injury that needed surgery. So that part is really hard. It’s hard for him to be out there watching with a sling on and all that. But he’s done a great job helping and really coaching Joe up, and those guys all get along great. So that’s where each and every snap is really important for both those quarterbacks.

(H/T 247Sports)