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PITTSFORD, N. Scarpe Yeezy Prezzo .Y. -- Rookie first-round draft pick EJ Manuel has the raw potential. Veteran free-agent addition Kevin Kolb has six seasons of NFL experience. None of that will factor into Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrones approach in determining which quarterback will win the starting job over the next six weeks. "What I look at is its really which players can we put on the field to win now," Marrone said, after being asked if the Manuel has the edge because hes regarded as the teams future. "A lot of people talk about the future. And really the future for us as coaches and as a team is now." Without preconceptions, Marrone will base his decision on what happens on the field in a competition that resumed Sunday night, when the Bills opened training camp with their first practice in suburban Rochester. Kolb got a majority of playing time with the starters, with Manuel spending most of his time with the second unit. Manuel wowed the crowd by hitting T.J. Graham on a pair of deep passes up the right sideline. He should have had another long completion, but rookie second-round pick Robert Woods dropped the ball in the end zone. Kolb was inconsistent hitting deep passes, but did complete a perfectly placed touch pass to tight end Scott Chandler just inside the right sideline. Marrone plans to increase Manuels time with the starters, and expects to have both evenly split practices. Marrone also revealed for the first time on Sunday that he intends to pick his starter about 10 days before the Bills opener against the New England Patriots on Sept. 8. By then, Marrone expects it will be apparent to him and the entire team which one has earned the job. "You cant succumb to speculation of down the road this person will be a better player," said Marrone, the first-time head coach who replaced Chan Gailey in January. "Im looking for who is the best player now." Manuel has been excited for the opportunity ever since the Bills selected him with the 16th pick, making the Florida State product the only quarterback chosen in the first round of the draft in April. "I think its a huge opportunity," Manuel said. "Obviously, I want to come out and make everybody happy, all the people in the front office." At 6-foot-4 and 237 pounds, Manuel has the size and showed off his arm-strength during spring practices. And yet, the Florida State product still has much to improve after Marrone noted that Manuel lacked "polish." Upon arriving at camp Friday, Manuel said hes not taken a day off since the Bills last practice on June 13. Hes worked on his footwork and mechanics, while also poring over the playbook to become comfortable with the up-tempo style of offence Marrone is introducing. "I think I made a lot of progress," said Manuel, who went 25-6 as a college starter. "So Im looking forward to seeing how I go out there and do." Manuel has already moved up the depth chart after the Bills cut veteran Tarvaris Jackson last month. Centre Eric Wood liked what he saw from Manuel during spring minicamps. "Hes got some leadership skills, hes got a great arm, athletic: A lot of things you look for in a quarterback," Wood said. "Now comes time to make some plays when the pads are on." For Kolb, competing for a starting job has become a familiar offseason exercise in his latest attempt to kick-start a career hampered by injuries. "I could probably just pull out a tape recorder from the last three years and hit play. Its nothing new," Kolb said. "Its always been a competition. Ive always had something to prove. And theres no better way to go about it." Staying healthy has been a key issue for Kolb, who has 28 touchdowns, 25 interceptions and a 9-12 record as a starter in 34 games split between Philadelphia and Arizona. Selected by the Eagles in the second round of the 2007 draft, Kolb was supposed to be Donovan McNabbs successor. Kolb barely got the chance. He was injured in the 2009 opener and eventually lost the starting job to Michael Vick. Kolb got a chance for a fresh start in 2011, when he was traded to the Cardinals and signed a five-year, $63 million contract. He went 5-6 as a starter in Arizona, with injuries ending both his seasons. Kolb respects Marrones approach to the competition. "Everywhere Ive been, whenever the starter is named, most of the team feels the same way," Kolb said. "So hopefully theres a drastic separation, and we can move forward and theres no question about who it should be. Of course, Im here to compete, and hopefully thats me." Yeezy Scarpe Italia . The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said hed like to play the outfield. 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RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren doesnt need anyone to point out East Carolinas knack for knocking off Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.Heading into Saturdays trip to Greenville, Doeren remembers losing at home to the Pirates during his first season -- part of a run of five straight wins for the Pirates against ACC teams dating to that 2013 season.That 42-28 loss ended with Pirates fans outnumbering Wolfpack fans -- many of whom had long since bolted for the exits after falling behind big -- in N.C. States home stadium in the final quarter. Now N.C. State is traveling to East Carolinas Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium to face a rowdy sellout crowd filled with fans eager to stick it to a power-conference instate foe.Their fans did a great job in our stadium, and obviously the team I coached and we played with created that, Doeren said. Our job is to go down there and not let them have that spirit.The Wolfpack (1-0) rolled to an easy opening win against William & Mary, highlighted by a strong debut from Boise State graduate transfer Ryan Finley at the helm of a newly installed offense. The Pirates (1-0) had a lopsided home win against Western Carolina in the first game under new head coach Scottie Montgomery, who had served as Dukes offensive coordinator.Weve kind of been amped up for a long time now, Montgomery said of the instate rivalry. To be in front of our fans, were going to try to make this about us and not so much the opponent were playing. We do understand and feel the gravity of the moment. This is a big-time matchup.Ive been in the Triangle a lot of my life, so I understand the importance of winning in-state games and being around in-state opponents (that are) so close. Well be focused and ready to go.---Some things to know about Saturdays N.C. State-East Caroolina matchup:FINLEYS FOLLOW-UP: Ryan Finley got off to a good start in Eli Drinkwitzs new control-the-tempo attack, leading the Wolfpack to touchdowns on all four of his first-half drives in the opener. Scarpe Yeezy Scontate. After that game, I think weve got a clearer picture of what were good at, Drinkwitz said.NELSONS TOO: Like Finley, former Minnesota and Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson had a strong start in his first game at his new school. Nelson threw for 398 yards and five touchdowns for the Pirates last week, completing 28 of 32 passes. But things get tougher for both quarterbacks this weekend.DAYES PURSUIT: N.C. States Matt Dayes is trying to become the Wolfpacks first 1,000-yard rusher since 2002. He ran for 138 yards and two scores in the opener, the most yards by any ACC player in Week 1. Another big game would certainly ease some of the burden on Finley and keep him on pace for that season-long pursuit.PENALTIES: N.C. State had seven penalties for 80 yards in the opener, including one when Kentavius Street was flagged for taking off his helmet to celebrate a third-down sack. Doeren wants to see the Wolfpack avoid dumb penalties that could prove costly in a close game. Weve got to act like weve done it before, he said of Streets celebration penalty.MOVING THE CHAINS: Both teams were really good on third down in the opener, combining to convert 20 of 29 chances (69 percent). With hot temperatures expected and both offenses happy to push tempo, the pressure will be on both defenses to come up with stops and stay fresh.---Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardap and the APs college football site at http://collegefootball.ap.org ' ' ' 

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