After the game, Kirby was asked about his winning quarterback and had this to say in part:
… That’s what Stetson is able to do. He’s not as elusive as Bo but he’s a really good athlete. He makes plays with his legs. He’s able to pull the ball on zone reads. He makes you defend the whole 53 yards. We’ve always felt like Stetson is a really good player. It’s not like anybody didn’t think he was good. He was playing well last year. [Emphasis added.]
Sure, that’s why he was fourth-string in the preseason. Hell, I can’t blame Kirby here. It seems like everybody else in America used hindsight to rag his ass about his quarterbacks. He’s entitled to engage in a little revisionist thinking of his own when things are going right.
Speaking of going right, Stetson is currently the owner of a 206.56 passer rating. That would be good enough to lead the conference and be second nationally, except he doesn’t average 15 attempts per game. That is some ruthless efficiency there.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but compare Fromm’s regression under Coley to Stetson’s growth with Monken.