Another quarterback rebuild

The premise of this Ed Aschoff piece, that the SEC quarterback battles this offseason can somehow be ranked, is the kind of thing you find in a typically dopey ESPN think piece – Alabama is ranked first, even though Aschoff admits the Tide’s quarterback battle hasn’t been that compelling a thing the last two seasons, because… well, because it’s Alabama, damn it –  and shouldn’t be taken too seriously on its merits.

What it is useful for, though, is pointing out how few teams in the conference are free from preseason quarterback issues.  On top of that, when you consider that three of the teams missing from his list are Kentucky, Missouri and Vanderbilt, which happen to have generated the three worst passer ratings in the conference last season, it’s likely that we’re in for another season of mediocre aerial shows.

Sure, there is quite the infusion of quarterback talent in this year’s recruiting class, but it’s obviously green.  We may marvel at the conference’s Year of the Quarterback one day, however, I doubt it’ll be in a year that ends in sixteen.

The good news, if you want to call it that, is Georgia won’t be found too wanting in this context, as it’ll be part of a bigger party.  The bad news is that it manages to have both SEC teams with good returning starters at quarterback on the schedule.  (Vandy is the other, which hardly helps.)  All we can hope is that the good outweighs the bad.

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  1. 69Dawg

    The Qb issue will be the first real test for Kirby. If he starts Lambert, the crazies will come out in force. If we lose to NC with Lambert, the internet will explode. Poor old Lambert might even have his dwelling egged like the all time best QB in UGA history. Our fan base has quite a history of having a lunatic fringe. The safe bet for Kirby is to start Eason, if he is close to being ready. Then, if we lose to NC, most of the fans will just shrug and say it was to be expected. Lambert has so few backers in the fan base it will get ugly fast.

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    • Gravidy

      “If we lose to NC with Lambert, the internet will explode.”

      I agree. If Eason shows he is anywhere near being ready and able, I hope he starts. I’ll live with his growing pains a lot easier than I will Lambert’s.

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    • Um, we haven’t thrown a brick through a coach’s window or killed another school’s trees like the lunatics to our west. BD, you’re not one of them. 🙂

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  2. JCDAWG83

    I don’t remember Buck Belue’s house being egged.

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