I mentioned the other day I hope whatever quarterback controversy exists between Fauta, Park and Ramsey gets settled by the time spring practice concludes, so that there’s plenty of time to build chemistry and familiarity around the position. For another viewpoint, here’s Cam Cameron, LSU’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach:
Q: Is it vital that you have a clear-cut No. 1 quarterback coming out of spring?
A: “In the NFL, I’d say ‘yes’ but in college I’d say ‘no.’ I’m not speaking for Les, but college players can improve so much in the summer and through a fall camp. Game experience is the true test.”
Take that for what it’s worth. Cameron has the perspective of coaching on both levels, but it’s not exactly as if game experience revealed a competent starting quarterback for him last season. Although since he refers to improvement in practice, what exactly does he mean by “game experience” there?
My real question is whether Brian Schottenheimer, who’s following in Cameron’s footsteps experience-wise, shares a similar sentiment. Under Richt, Georgia hasn’t made an in season call on a starter at the position other than in 2006, but the situation that season and what the staff faces in 2015 couldn’t be more different. My guess is we won’t hear much until spring practice is well underway. And you’ll only hear thinking like Cameron’s if nobody steps forward to separate himself at the position for the coaches.