All-IFL QB Houston Lillard Returns to the Fever
The Tri-City Fever have been making some moves that should certainly please the fans. Among them, quarterback Houston Lillard. Lillard, the older brother of NBA Rookie of the Year, Damian Lillard, led the Fever to the Union Bowl in 2011 and 2012.
Lillard had recently tried out for the AFL’s Portland Thunder.
Coach Adam Shackleford said, “The key to our success on offense is consistent play at the quarterback position. Ball security and production has been an issue the past three games. My decision to make a quarterback change is based on mistakes made that I feel warrant such a move. Ultimately it is my responsibility and my job to make sure we are taking care of these issues and winning. Because I understand that it allows me to make tough decisions. I will put the best players on the field that are available to me. Continued mistakes at any position will not be tolerated.”