The redshirt freshman from Mabank, Texas, strengthened his grip on the spot in fall camp and will get the starting nod when the Warhawks open their season against Arkansas in Little Rock.
"I'm excited to watch Kolton play," first-year Head Coach Todd Berry said. "I really am. I've been around a few quarterbacks in my day and I thought in the spring he had a pretty good spring. There was good competition, really, between two guys to begin with, and it ended up really being three.
"That competition carried over, and it seemed like every day Kolton came out he was becoming that much better and was separating himself more."
What intrigues Berry, who coaches quarterbacks in addition to his head-coaching duties, about Browning is Browning's "fascination with the game."
"Just watching those light bulbs come on every day in his head is really kind of fun as a coach," Berry said. "That's kind of where Kolton's at right now."
Berry is very aware of the challenge Browning faces against the Razorbacks.
"I'm anxious to watch him play," Berry said. "We'll see if he's ready to handle all the energy that's going to be there in Little Rock."
• Senior RB Frank Goodin goes into the season well within striking distance of two school rushing records. He has 2,505 rushing yards for his career. Calvin Dawson (2004-07) set the record with 3,378. Goodin, who rushed for 1,126 yards last year, is currently No. 4 on the list, 313 yards behind third-place Joe Profit (1967-70). Goodin also has 22 rushing touchdowns, eight short of Dawson's record 30