KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Houston Lillard is loving his expanded role with the Tri-Cities Fever.
Lillard is 2-1 as the Fever's starting QB since taking over for Zillah-grad Andy Collins.
He is completing 65% of his passes and has thrown for 17 touchdowns on the season.
The Fever are still waiting to hear whether their game at Alaska on Sunday is on as the Wild are dealing with some financial issues.
But, Lillard says he's happy where he is at and glad that he gets to show his leadership.
"I'm an outspoken person but a lot of people probably wouldn't think so," said Lillard. "But, in the game and on the field I'm a totally different person and I feel like people can understand my command and respect it. I expect a lot out of myself and I know that the coach has a lot of confidence in me. So, the pressure is not a factor as long as I know my teammates have my back. I feel like we can work together and help each other out."