David Paschall has a good post-spring round-up of the SEC’s quarterbacking situation here. Running through it, I couldn’t help but draw a few off the cuff observations:
- Amazingly enough, there was only one school which had (1) a returning starter (2) who played spring ball (3) and performed in a manner that won his coach’s approval – Alabama.
- Three Auburn quarterbacks not named Cam Newton combined to go 34 of 42 in the spring game. The big question is whether that should be attributed more to Gus Malzahn or Ted Roof.
- In terms of raw numbers and experience, no school is thinner at the position than Georgia or Tennessee.
- The only reason LSU isn’t listed with those two is because both of its returning QBs have SEC experience. Not that that mattered much at the spring game, at least according to Les Miles, master of understatement: “There were some throws out there that were not ideal…”
- Bobby Johnson was groping for a euphemism for “they sucked”, as well. Given that none of the quarterbacks who played in Vandy’s spring game could muster even fifty yards passing, “Sometimes it was inexcusable” sounds a bit mild.