The conference of the disposable quarterback

I’ve got no idea as to why, but this sure appears to be a strange statistic.

No wonder it’s hard to have a year of the quarterback in the SEC.


UPDATE:  More here.

The explanation seems simple enough. All players want playing time, and sometimes there isn’t enough to go around. This is particularly true with quarterbacks, as college coaches tend to settle on a starter and backups often have to wait until the starter graduates, performs poorly or is injured before they see the field.


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9 responses to “The conference of the disposable quarterback

  1. Russ

    So Coach Richt lost control of SEC QBs all the way back in 2007?


  2. Go Dawgs!

    I wonder how those statistics compare to the other power conferences. After all, every school’s got a starter and at least two backups. Do quarterback transfers/abandonment of the sport happen more in the SEC than the other leagues? I’d have to imagine not.


  3. W Cobb Dawg

    Meh. I’m unimpressed. That’s not even close to the number of OL’s that have come through UGA!

    Seriously, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. UGA fans know attrition is a huge issue – and it’s across all positions, not just QB.


  4. Macallanlover

    Reminds me of a subject I have been thinking of the past month, how much is too much at QB? Certainly not the situation we have been in recently, but everyone seems to agree that Eason has a high upside, especially when it comes to flinging it. Now I saw the 2017 QB “committed” (I know, I know) to UGA for 2017 and frankly, he looks more impressive than #10, so I am feeling excellent about our future at QB because we should have two studs over the next 3-5 years. Additionally, the #1 rated 2018 (triple I know) QB in the nation is set to announce his verbal choice between UGA and Clemson in the next couple of weeks. Seriously?

    I don’t care how cocky you are, and unafraid of competition you espouse to be, that would take major guts to come to Athens spotting Eason 2 years of experience, and Fromm a one year’s head start. Now we haven’t landed either of the HS guys yet, and Eason hasn’t taken a single snap, but assuming they are as touted and ranked, would you advise your son to head to Athens given all the elite schools begging for top quality QB talent? Injuries happen, and talent does not always pan out at the higher level, but odds are one those guys is going to be Aaron Murray reprise. Fromm reminds me of a combo of Murray and Connor Shaw in terms of a passer and a warrior type guy, damned if I would bet against him….if he follows through on his verbal, of course, and I think he seems like a guy who will stay with his commitment.


    • QB seer

      Clem’s son has even more QB talent on the way than we do, so its a wash.


      • Cojones

        Great. That would tilt Trevor Lawrence our way with the “represent the State” pitch.


      • Macallanlover

        Clemson has done a great job recruiting, and they have solid QBs, but I don’t see three QBs with the talent Eason, Fromm, and Lawrence represent. And in, consecutive, overlapping years? Not even close. And that is why I think Lawrence goes to Death Valley, and not Athens.


    • Mac, Davis Mills looks more like a Connor Shaw than Fromm. Mills can run when he needs to, he’s smart (Stanford smart), and he has a much better arm than Shaw. Both he and Fromm are going to be good players. I’m just glad Mills isn’t going to be in the SEC.


      • Macallanlover

        I wasn’t referring to his running ability, it is his attitude and competitiveness that I meant. I don’t necessarily want a running QB anyway, just a leader that can do what it takes to get the job done. From what I have read and heard, Fromm is that kind of competitor. And his on the field demeanor backs that up. We will see, just glad we have him.