Mike Farrell makes a random list.

Fresh off his “Kirby Smart wastes all that talent!” list, Farrell’s back with another hit.

Player development is always important, as critical as recruiting in many ways. So how have Power Five teams been developing quarterbacks in the last decade? At the conclusion of our weeklong series we look at the grade for every Power Five team from 1-65.

Note: Grades are based on the 2010-2020 seasons factoring star rankings of QBs, transfers and overall development as factors.

Just to give you an idea of his methodology, he gives Georgia and Georgia Tech the same grade.  Honestly, I may be insulting “random” with my header.



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12 responses to “Mike Farrell makes a random list.

  1. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    Welp, if you are going to use the period before Kirby, Aaron Murray holds most of the SEC passing records. Can’t help it that he didn’t make it in the NFL but I think he never got a fair chance due to the knee injury his senior year. Jake Fromm performed well his time in Athens and the jury is still out on him as a pro. Georgia had several good QBs pass through the program but they left because they were beaten out for starter (see Jacob Eason and what’s his name-I refuse to say it-who went to Ohio State). All those guys were 5 stars. The only program in the SEC that won more games than Georgia looking at 2016 forward (Kirby) is Bama. If the refs don’t blow the offsides call in the 2017 national title game Farrell doesn’t even have any argument at all.

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  2. Down Island Way

    Can we say QB development depends a ton on the OC’s involved with that development vs just play calling and team meetings, maybe CKS’s involvement is limited or full on bed time stories to his starting QB, we don’t have the faintest idea…kinda’ does have interest going forward from last years sausage making, considering who is on the shelf and who is coming to the QB room in 2022…the “D” word extends past the defensive unit at UGA football…


  3. Gaskilldawg

    He ranks Auburn in QB development higher than us, I guess due to 1 season of Cam Newton and 2 seasons on Nick Marshall. Since his topic is QB development I am not sure how much Auburn developed Cam Newton in his 10 months on campus, and it did zero to develop White’s, Stidham’s and Nix’s talents. Marshall returned to his cornerback position as a pro, so his giving, for example, Arkansas points for Brandon Allen playing QB in the NFL doesn’t apply to Marshall.
    Hard to follow his reasoning.


  4. armydawg

    In all fairness, that list, if started last year and runs through 2024 would have us at a solid A or better. Prior OC’s could not or would not develop QB’s except for Bobo & Richt. I can’t wait to see how Monken brings his 5-star toys along.

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  5. Ran A

    I do not even know who this guy is, where he came from or what he does. And I don’t care. Quit taking any of them seriously along time ago. If ESPN has taught us anything, it’s that the ‘experts’ are wrong as much as they are right (at best).

    Dude is trying to justify his existence. I’m not going to help him. 🙂

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  6. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

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  7. DawgFlan

    Looks like the self-proclaimed ‘godfather of recruiting’ has been brain damaged from all the jocks he’s sniffed.

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  8. How badly would the numbers/grade skew if he started from 2008 to include Matt Stanford? Would that then rocket UGA to a solid A grade? Rankings are so subjective, but I get we need something to get us through “talkin season”.

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  9. Whiskey Dawg

    I liked him better on MASH than I do as a sports writer.

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