... that point. It have been an open competition, it may not have. But the fact that the winner lost the job and is now concerned he might not win it back, or not sure he wants to fight for it, doesn't answer the question of whether it was an open competition in August. When BK announced a starter he noted that the competition had been close. Then Golson got a ton of experience and did well the first half of the season. When he started tanking, I expect the coaches figured he would revert to early season form. Then he didn't. Whether they pulled the plug too late doesn't tell us anything about last August, however.