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Thu. September 24, 2009 | Keith Niebuhr

PALM HARBOR -- Things are clicking right now for the Palm Harbor University football team.

So even though Ja'Tyuan Landing, who began the season as the team’s starting QB, is set to return from a Week-1 ankle injury on Friday against Gibbs, coach Mark Haye said he likely won’t be the first-string signal caller.

That’s because Billy Pavlock has done such a good there in Landing’s absence.

In fact, he’s 2-0 as a starter.

“Billy has done very well,” Haye said. “Right now, he would be the starter. I‘m proud of him and of the offensive line.”

For Landing, this is not necessarily bad news.

Because he’s such an exceptional athlete, if he isn’t the starting QB Landing will play RB and WR, and clearly the Hurricanes (2-1) would do their best to get him the ball often. Landing, by the way, also is expected to see time at both cornerback and safety.

“He’s a versatile athlete,” Haye said.

Pavlock has thrown for 305 yards and rushed for 319 more. In last week’s win over Seminole, he produced rushing TDs of 80, 76 and 11 yards.

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