QBs gonna QB.

Okay, so I splurged and signed up for ESPN+, mainly because I wanted to watch spring football and that’s where the vast majority of FCS games are.  Getting Bill Connelly is a nice bonus, of course, but I also get access to curious exercises like Adam Rittenberg’s top 25 future quarterback power rankings, which purports to rank programs on the basis of their futures over the next three seasons at the position.

While optimistic (Daniels and two five-star recruits lined up behind him seems pretty stout to me), I wasn’t expecting Georgia to rank at the top of the list.  That being said, I wasn’t expecting sixth, either, behind the likes of Alabama and Ohio State, both of which have to replace quarterbacks expected to go in the first round of the NFL draft with very inexperienced talent.  Essentially, Georgia is dinged because, well, Georgia.  (“Projecting Georgia’s quarterback outlook is one of the trickiest and most significant parts of this annual exercise.”)

To be fair, he had the Dawgs ranked 11th last season, which turned out to be unduly optimistic.  And, try as he might to pump things up (“There are few guarantees in college quarterback play, but Mullen’s success with player development is pretty close to a sure thing.”), he’s got Florida ranked behind Georgia going into 2021.

One other thing:  the only team on the list that Georgia will face over the next three season besides Alabama (okay, work with me here) and Florida is Clemson.  In the quarterback-centric world that is college football now, that seems like a pretty big deal.

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16 responses to “QBs gonna QB.

  1. Biggen

    Eh. Just be glad you can watch games in the Spring with the subscription. The comedic commentary is a bonus you can read during commercials.

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  2. armydawg

    The fun part of early projections is when the team proves them wrong and they end up having to eat a shit sandwich explaining themselves.

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  3. Tony BarnFart

    Hopefully I can sidestep a little bit here:

    How shitty is the ESPN App ? I can usually always get it to eventually work, but it’s never seamless with either streaming or casting. And only a few specific very late model (last year or so) TVs carry the App native. What gives ?

    As someone who almost certainly pays in the top 1% of all consumers for screen entertainment (my wife can’t quit cable and we seem to have every streaming subscription), it’s interesting to watch it all unfold. It seems like the current strategy, particularly with sports, is to divide and chop all of your offerings into as many $5.99/month buckets as possible. It’s annoying, I would rather pay to not have to keep up with the metamorphosis.

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    • californiadawg

      It’s infuriating. I cut the cord and I feel like I’m paying more.

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      • Russ

        When I ran the numbers and wanted to keep what we (occasionally) watched, cord cutting wound up costing me more. I just send a giant check to Comcast each month for TV, phone, internet and security. I constantly check the prices but the gap only seems to widen as more pieces get carved off.

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  4. godawgs1701

    The “Kirby Can’t Quarterbacks” narrative is as tired at this point as it is inaccurate. Yes, Justin Fields turned out to be one hell of a player after he left, but we knew that he was going to be. If we’re accusing Kirby of deciding not to sacrifice the chance to win in 2018 so we could start a less qualified and less prepared player over an experienced and proven player just in case the star decided to leave instead of stick around to fight for the job, then yeah, guilty. But that doesn’t equal “Kirby doesn’t know how to manage quarterbacks.” It means that, for better or worse, Justin Fields wasn’t going to stick around unless he was promised a starting job without having to earn it in camp. Speaking only for myself, I’m perfectly fine with Kirby making that call because I saw Fields play in 2018 and he was not yet a better answer than Jake Fromm and I wanted to win a title in 2018. The Newman thing… that isn’t on Kirby, and other than not putting JT in for the Florida game last year, there wasn’t a whole lot else he could have done because JT wasn’t ready before Florida. If Georgia’s quarterbacking situation isn’t the best in the country right now then I’d love to see the school in better shape than us. You’ll see how good we have it when you see the line of other college coaches standing outside of Butts-Mehre in December waiting for transfer defections.

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    • dawg100

      Florida (Cam) Ohio State (Burrow), Texas Teach (Mayfield) and Texas A&M (Murray) are all recent schools who let Heisman Trophy winners depart.

      UGA only let a kid who led OSU to the title game go to hold onto a kid who led UGA to the title game. Seems like a wash to me?

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  5. akascuba

    Most of these guys putting these rankings out live lazy by going on past performance. Yes Im guilty of reading too its off season and my team looks really good next year.
    If I was a UT or GT fan not a chance I`m reading anything unless it starts with college football 2021 cancelled.

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    • Down Island Way

      Feed the north avenue fucking trade school all the disbelief you want…DO NOT give those ass wipes any sniff of a chance to cancel/back out/reschedule/get a note from their mother to not take the playing against UGA football 2 years in a row….

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  6. Bulldawg Bill

    Please help one of the po’ relatives here. Please clarify; where did they have UGA ranked???

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  7. Opelikadawg

    Roddenberry that Dan Mullen is great at developing QBs. Please explain why Felipe Franks looked clueless until he transferred to Arkansas.

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    • Russ

      And if Franks doesn’t get injured, Trask finishes his career as a life long backup and no knows his name.

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      • Down Island Way

        One thing the FU hc excells at…wheel route left/wheel route right, find the tight end…#FTMF

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      • I’m seriously amazed that Kirby gets absolutely blasted for his supposed mismanagement of the QB room and nobody ever seems to bring up that without Feleipe Franks getting hurt, Dan Mullen was going to start his career 0-2 against Kentucky.

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