Last year I compared the College Fantasy Football quarterback situation to the carnival "Duck Game" where kids pick a duck and all win a prize. Everybody's happy. This year is a little different. Once the draft is .0008 seconds old and Case Keenum is off the board, there are a whole bunch of quarterbacks of comparable potential, but there simply isn't the star power of a season ago, when the surnames Tebow, Bradford and McCoy dotted every drafter's top ten list.
This year our top ten presents a clear balance, with five signal callers from BCS schools and five from the smaller schools. And while each quarterback certainly brings a whole bunch of huge point potential, there are more questions with a few of our favorites. How will Zach Collaros respond to being the clear man at Cincy? Is Blaine Gabbert primed for a slump in his second year as starter? Will Ryan Mallett be healthy? And are we too optimistic about the growth of both G.J. Kinne and the Golden Hurricane offense?
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 19 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 9
Remember when there was a question of whether Keenum or Blake Joseph would be the starter? It seems about ten years ago. Keenum has only accounted for 99 touchdowns over the last two seasons, and he's again our clear-cut, no-question, #1 fantasy quarterback in the country. Keenum makes Andre Ware and David Klingler look like quarterbacks from the Cougars' conservative era. Any quarterback whose baseline is 400 yards and four touchdowns is one that you'd like to have on your team. We love the quarterbacks just below Keenum in the rankings, but the drop from #1 to #2 is considerable.
2009 Stats: 492/700 Pass 5669 PaYd 44 PaTD 15 PaINT 158 RuYd 4 RuTD 1 PaConv Pts: 502.56
2010 Projs: 411/591 Pass 4731 PaYd 40 PaTD 10 PaINT 141 RuYd 4 RuTD Pts: 447.34
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 13 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 9
This gazelle threw it about 100 times fewer in 2009 than he did in 2008, but his touchdown production only fell off by two scores. Kaepernick is a west coast Terrelle Pryor that doesn't face Big Ten-caliber defenses. We're fascinated by the week three visit from the Cal Bears, and this game presents the only contest where an owner may consider benching this talented senior. He's a clear top quarterback in any league, and when he's in the open field there aren't many more fun to watch run.
2009 Stats: 166/282 Pass 2052 PaYd 20 PaTD 6 PaINT 1183 RuYd 16 RuTD 1 Recs 6 ReYd 1 ReTD 1 RuConv 3 Fumb Pts: 412.98
2010 Projs: 174/298 Pass 2167 PaYd 19 PaTD 6 PaINT 1070 RuYd 15 RuTD 1 Recs 6 ReYd 1 ReTD Pts: 392.28
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 52 OL Ret: 2 Off Ret: 8
Fantasy owners were well-aware of what Jerrod Johnson was doing last season, but it likely wasn't until Week 13 in a primetime tilt against Texas that the nation was given a glimpse of this dynamic collegiate quarterback. 26-of-33, 342 yards passing and four scores were joined by 97 yards on the ground, and it was a tough call as to who was the best quarterback on the field. We love the A&M offense, love the suspect defenses on the slate, and we love Johnson pushing towards his 38 touchdowns from a season ago.
2009 Stats: 296/497 Pass 3578 PaYd 30 PaTD 8 PaINT 506 RuYd 8 RuTD 1 PaConv 3 Fumb Pts: 407.72
2010 Projs: 274/462 Pass 3374 PaYd 30 PaTD 9 PaINT 429 RuYd 6 RuTD Pts: 375.86
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 1 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 8
Dasher presents an interesting conundrum for the fantasy owner. He's coming off a 36-touchdown campaign and plays in the wide-open Sun Belt Conference. However his offensive coordinator, Tony Franklin, has moved on to Louisiana Tech. So there is a little bit of concern about a drop-off...but not too much. Playing one of the easiest schedules in the country, Dasher is often a man amongst boys, especially in league play. An emphasis will be placed on his improvement as a passer. But an improvement as a passer will cut down on his running attempts...that and MTSU will want Phillip Tanner to get his fair share of carries.
2009 Stats: 219/399 Pass 2789 PaYd 23 PaTD 14 PaINT 1154 RuYd 13 RuTD 2 Fumb Pts: 414.96
2010 Projs: 199/365 Pass 2547 PaYd 21 PaTD 10 PaINT 944 RuYd 11 RuTD Pts: 368.28
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 102 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 7
Zach Collaros put the starting quarterback job in a sleeper choke hold this spring, and at times this junior is more football player than quarterback. He's a gutty leader who's not afraid to put his head down and run some bigger fella over. Normally a coaching change that sees a head man like Brian Kelly move on would cause a whole bunch of concern, but we've already seen what new coach Butch Jones can do when he follows Kelly. Collaros has so many weapons at his disposal that Big East defenses won't even have the option of picking their poison...they'll just have to hope for the best.
2009 Stats: 93/124 Pass 1434 PaYd 10 PaTD 2 PaINT 344 RuYd 4 RuTD Pts: 171.76
2010 Projs: 262/405 Pass 3047 PaYd 26 PaTD 9 PaINT 514 RuYd 7 RuTD Pts: 353.28
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 22 OL Ret: 5 Off Ret: 11
Kellen Moore has thrown 64 touchdowns against 13 interceptions over the past two years, and there were actually people concerned about his "struggles" during spring ball. Trust us, this kid is accurate and throws it a ton against defenses that couldn't stop a pass if their beer money depended on it. Draft him high and enjoy the show.
2009 Stats: 277/432 Pass 3537 PaYd 39 PaTD 3 PaINT (-8) RuYd 1 RuTD 1 PaConv 3 Fumb Pts: 376.68
2010 Projs: 246/374 Pass 3205 PaYd 35 PaTD 5 PaINT 14 RuYd 2 RuTD Pts: 341.60
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 31 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 6
Chase who? Blaine Gabbert didn't quite make Mizzou fans forget Mr. Daniel, but he sure made one hell of a seamless transition to starting quarterback. Though technically he's not a sophomore, I guess there is a little concern about a sophomore slump. But let's be honest, the Tiger offense has become a pretty sure thing, and the 2010 slate is FAR from a murderer's row of stout defenses. Gabbert could have 16 touchdown passes before October.
2009 Stats: 262/445 Pass 3593 PaYd 24 PaTD 9 PaINT 204 RuYd 3 RuTD 1 Recs -10 ReYd 3 Fumb Pts: 307.12
2010 Projs: 278/463 Pass 3539 PaYd 28 PaTD 9 PaINT 156 RuYd 2 RuTD Pts: 319.16
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 61 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 9
My oh my can Ryan Mallett throw the football. And playing for Bobby Petrino means that, even in the rough and tumble SEC, he's going to post very nice numbers. The fact that he sat out spring ball with a broken foot may be one of those blessings in disguise my mom always talked about. Physical talent has never been an issue, but a spring that allowed Mallett to just think football will likely pay huge dividends during the conference gauntlet. I'm not sure I've seen a more NFL-ready quarterback from a physical standpoint, and this Texarkana native is among the top BCS fantasy quarterbacks for 2010.
2009 Stats: 225/403 Pass 3624 PaYd 30 PaTD 7 PaINT (-29) RuYd 2 RuTD 1 Fumb Pts: 320.06
2010 Projs: 222/397 Pass 3514 PaYd 30 PaTD 7 PaINT (-21) RuYd 2 RuTD Pts: 316.46
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 118 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 9
What a difference a Steve Sarkisian makes. At one point it was feared that Locker would leave Seattle as one of the greatest "what might have been" quarterbacks in recent memory. Now he's leading a real resurgence of Husky football. Locker posted 28 scores last year, a season capped by a five-touchdown performance against Cal. Give me a quarterback to win one game next season and I'll take Locker, but from a fantasy perspective he's very good, but there are a few more sure things.
2009 Stats: 230/395 Pass 2800 PaYd 21 PaTD 11 PaINT 388 RuYd 7 RuTD 1 PaConv 2 Fumb Pts: 298.80
2010 Projs: 235/392 Pass 2956 PaYd 23 PaTD 12 PaINT 478 RuYd 6 RuTD Pts: 316.04
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 5 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 9
It wasn't always pretty (especially a three-game stretch where he threw for seven scores and six picks) but G.J. Kinne battled hard last season, and he ended with a respectable 27 total touchdowns. He was also beat up more than pretty much any quarterback in the country. Now, though we're a bit concerned about sophomore Shavodrick Beaver stealing snaps, it appears that Kinne is ready to bust out. The Golden Hurricane is installing Chad Morris' hurry-up attack, and hurrying up = more snaps = hopefully more passes = hopefully more touchdown passes. We like Kinne is 2010, but don't love him. Consider this your fair warning...Van Halen style.
2009 Stats: 210/345 Pass 2732 PaYd 22 PaTD 10 PaINT 399 RuYd 5 RuTD 5 Fumb Pts: 291.18
2010 Projs: 233/375 Pass 3019 PaYd 26 PaTD 10 PaINT 332 RuYd 4 RuTD Pts: 313.96
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 104 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 7
I love Robert Griffin because he's a freak talent and because he took a shot on building a program instead of just signing with any of the many college football bluebloods that would've rolled out the red carpet. He was limited this spring as he bounces back from a medical redshirt season (torn ACL) but we expect this burner to back to full strength by the season opener. His freshman season was just a mere glimpse at what he can do.
2009 Stats: 45/69 Pass 481 PaYd 4 PaTD 0 PaINT 77 RuYd 2 RuTD 1 PaConv 2 Fumb Pts: 64.94
2010 Projs: 180/298 Pass 2290 PaYd 17 PaTD 5 PaINT 731 RuYd 9 RuTD Pts: 310.70
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 60 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 8
Padron took over for Bo Levi Mitchell and didn't look back. Now he'll enter fall camp as the clear starter for June Jones, a coach that has made fantasy legends of Timmy Chang and Colt Brennan. Padron appears to be a near lock for 30 touchdown passes in 2010.
2009 Stats: 135/201 Pass 1922 PaYd 10 PaTD 4 PaINT 42 RuYd 2 RuTD 1 Fumb Pts: 145.08
2010 Projs: 286/439 Pass 3405 PaYd 29 PaTD 9 PaINT 42 RuYd 2 RuTD Pts: 308.40
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 17 OL Ret: 1 Off Ret: 4
Expected backup Martevious Young was excellent in relief last year and had a great spring, but this offense still belongs to Austin Davis, who was well on his way to a spectacular 2009 before a foot injury derailed his campaign. He posted 32 scores in 2008, and there is a whole lot of talent returning at Southern Miss. Davis will make a bunch of plays with his feet, but most of the time he'll throw it up to DeAndre Brown going against C-USA secondaries. Davis' ranking is hindered by the fact that he is still recovering from his foot injury and missed spring practice. We want to see if he does indeed firmly reclaim his starting job before going all-in.
2009 Stats: 108/158 Pass 1165 PaYd 10 PaTD 2 PaINT 88 RuYd 2 RuTD 1 Fumb Pts: 123.40
2010 Projs: 232/389 Pass 2840 PaYd 25 PaTD 8 PaINT 346 RuYd 4 RuTD Pts: 306.20
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 85 OL Ret: 1 Off Ret: 6
Wilson built on a great freshman season with a much-better 2009 sophomore campaign. 35 touchdowns means Wilson was one of the best among BCS squads, and there's little reason to think he'll slow down this year. Unless of course he decides to play baseball full-time...but we won't talk about that.
2009 Stats: 224/378 Pass 3027 PaYd 31 PaTD 11 PaINT 260 RuYd 4 RuTD 2 Fumb Pts: 335.08
2010 Projs: 217/376 Pass 2931 PaYd 29 PaTD 10 PaINT 198 RuYd 2 RuTD Pts: 303.04
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 34 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 7
Love everything about Diondre Borel heading into 2010. The senior has gotten better with every year, the Dave Baldwin-led offense will present a whole bunch of scoring opportunities, and Borel will face a WAC schedule conducive to huge scoring outputs. We may have severely underestimated Borel's numbers heading into 2010. He's primed for a huge year.
2009 Stats: 214/366 Pass 2885 PaYd 17 PaTD 4 PaINT 458 RuYd 6 RuTD 2 PaConv 5 Fumb Pts: 295.20
2010 Projs: 200/345 Pass 2515 PaYd 20 PaTD 4 PaINT 538 RuYd 6 RuTD Pts: 302.40
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 33 OL Ret: 1 Off Ret: 4
Weeden has followed the Chris Weinke and Dave Shinskie route to college quarterbacking: play a little baseball out of high school only to return to campus years later and be given the nickname "pops." Weeden is 26 he will replace Zac Robinson, and this is a tall order. And the off-season hire of new OC Dana Holgorsen throws a monkey wrench into this one, too, but this is a good monkey wrench. We're quite optimistic about what Weeden can do. Draft him, and if he stinks the joint up we'll pay for your league entry fee. Actually we won't, but we're feeling pretty good about this old-timer.
2009 Stats: 15/24 Pass 248 PaYd 4 PaTD 1 PaINT 18 RuYd 0 RuTD Pts: 33.72
2010 Projs: 285/476 Pass 3197 PaYd 29 PaTD 9 PaINT 50 RuYd 2 RuTD Pts: 300.88
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 28 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 9
Only in the Fiesta Bowl did Andy Dalton throw more than 28 passes last season, and his one touchdown against three interceptions in this loss to Boise State helped to illustrate that the senior will post solid, but not great fantasy numbers. Sure, he may throw 3-4 scores on occasion, but the TCU offense is one predicated on balance, and this means Dalton won't put up the numbers needed to be considered a QB1. His 26 scores from a season ago appear the ceiling. But this shouldn't take away from this Horned Frog's considerable growth as a quarterback over the past two years; he's a gutty leader who has made himself into a very good college quarterback.
2009 Stats: 199/323 Pass 2758 PaYd 23 PaTD 8 PaINT 511 RuYd 3 RuTD 2 Fumb Pts: 301.42
2010 Projs: 193/307 Pass 2596 PaYd 23 PaTD 8 PaINT 466 RuYd 4 RuTD Pts: 296.44
Home Games: 8 EOS Off: 82 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 9
Yes...Terrelle Pryor is only a junior. Having weathered two seasons as one of the nation's most scrutinized quarterbacks, we think it's time that Pryor is given a break. After all he's accounted for 43 touchdowns and only 15 picks in two seasons, so clearly this kid is doing something right. Look for further strides in 2010 with Pryor building off his great Rose Bowl. 18 touchdown passes in 2009 could easily become 28 this season, with of course another 7-9 scores coming on the ground, compliments of one of the best QB stiff-arms we've ever seen. He's the Big Ten's best, and a top fantasy quarterback in national leagues.
2009 Stats: 166/294 Pass 2087 PaYd 18 PaTD 11 PaINT 779 RuYd 7 RuTD 1 RuConv 3 Fumb Pts: 291.38
2010 Projs: 173/297 Pass 2166 PaYd 18 PaTD 9 PaINT 740 RuYd 7 RuTD Pts: 292.64
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 27 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 9
The injury woes and subsequent struggles of the 2009 Sooner offense should pay dividends in 2010, as Jones enters the season as the clear #1 guy, and he brings the experience of having thrown 449 passes a season ago. Operating in the prolific Sooner attack, Jones was able to post 26 scores while filling in for Sam Bradford. While his numbers were inflated by a six-score performance against Tulsa, he did finish on a very high note, lighting up Stanford in the bowl game to the tune of 418 yards and three scores. There are a lot of weapons in Norman, and with maturation we're expecting those 14 picks of a season ago to diminish considerably. He won't score many with his feet, but 30 touchdown passes appear well within reach.
2009 Stats: 261/449 Pass 3198 PaYd 26 PaTD 14 PaINT (-113) RuYd 0 RuTD 3 Fumb Pts: 244.62
2010 Projs: 265/445 Pass 3257 PaYd 29 PaTD 11 PaINT (-50) RuYd 2 RuTD Pts: 289.28
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 87 OL Ret: 2 Off Ret: 5
If you're going to take a leap of faith with a quarterback, it's not a bad idea to do it with a guy named Crist...at a place like Notre Dame. Three factors at play: Crist will have some great receiving options. Brian Kelly has ALWAYS gotten the most out of his quarterbacks. And Charlie Weis, whose problems didn't really deal with recruiting, saw fit to give young Dayne a schollie. This junior will seize his opportunity.
2009 Stats: 10/20 Pass 130 PaYd 1 PaTD 1 PaINT 16 RuYd 0 RuTD 1 Fumb Pts: 10.80
2010 Projs: 282/451 Pass 3491 PaYd 27 PaTD 11 PaINT (-26) RuYd 2 RuTD Pts: 289.04
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 111 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 7
Watching B.J. Daniels at times during 2009 was like playing Techmo Bowl. You know, your quarterback runs back and forth behind the line for about 20 seconds only to then chuck it up and see what happens. New head coach Skip Holtz hopes to develop B.J. Daniels' pocket presence so he doesn't have to rely so heavily on his scrambling ability. If Holtz can turn Daniels into a pass-first quarterback then he becomes all the more dangerous as a fantasy signal caller, though he'll still remain a bit too inconsistent to serve as an every-week fantasy starter.
2009 Stats: 122/227 Pass 1983 PaYd 14 PaTD 9 PaINT 772 RuYd 9 RuTD 2 Fumb Pts: 276.52
2010 Projs: 160/293 Pass 2144 PaYd 19 PaTD 10 PaINT 642 RuYd 7 RuTD Pts: 285.96
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 37 OL Ret: 2 Off Ret: 7
The seasons enjoyed by the likes of Ricky Dobbs and Josh Nesbitt should squelch drafter fears over investing a high selection in a triple-option quarterback. Sure Dobbs will only throw it out of necessity or to surprise, but he'll run it so well that it just won't matter. Dobbs accounted for 31 scores (with three games missed!) last season, and he was pretty consistent throughout. Annapolis is a great place to visit, and Dobbs will be a great mid-range draft selection. He'll fill the role of QB2 or QB3 very well.
2009 Stats: 53/98 Pass 970 PaYd 5 PaTD 2 PaINT 1079 RuYd 26 RuTD 2 Fumb Pts: 328.70
2010 Projs: 56/99 Pass 966 PaYd 7 PaTD 3 PaINT 839 RuYd 21 RuTD Pts: 284.54
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 90 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 8
The talented Mr. Luck is seeing a whole lot of praise thrown his way this offseason, and while he may be one of college football's top pro prospects, this doesn't mean you pin your fantasy hopes on the youngster. Luck could only post three scores on two occasions in 2009 and while that number should increase without Touchdown Toby Gerhart in the backfield to hand off to in the redzone, the Cardinal will again show a whole lot of balance. He's a super talent, but performances like his 21-35 for 423 yards and three scores against Arizona will be the exception, and not close to the rule.
2009 Stats: 162/288 Pass 2575 PaYd 13 PaTD 4 PaINT 354 RuYd 2 RuTD 1 Recs 11 ReYd 1 PaConv 1 Fumb Pts: 223.50
2010 Projs: 192/318 Pass 2762 PaYd 23 PaTD 7 PaINT 288 RuYd 3 RuTD Pts: 281.28
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 16 OL Ret: 5 Off Ret: 8
A run-dominated offense is now in the hands of Ryan Colburn. Much like Andrew Luck at Stanford, he'll be counted on more without the services of Ryan Mathews. He'll post more than 21 scores from a season ago. He's got good size, a good arm, and I really like Jamel Hamler, the top returning wide receiver.
2009 Stats: 181/298 Pass 2459 PaYd 19 PaTD 11 PaINT 171 RuYd 2 RuTD 1 PaConv 4 Fumb Pts: 221.46
2010 Projs: 209/339 Pass 2759 PaYd 24 PaTD 9 PaINT 196 RuYd 3 RuTD Pts: 273.96
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 86 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 6
Replacing college football's greatest player will not be easy, but keep in mind that is was Colt McCoy who replaced Vince Young, the Longhorn legend that was supposed to be irreplaceable. Brantley is not like Tebow in that the new Gator signal caller will sit back and pick defenses apart in the more traditional sense. And he will post very good numbers, though our guess is that he'll be a bit overvalued on draft day. Brantley's numbers were impressive (seven touchdowns and no picks) last season, but these numbers came primarily against the likes of Charleston Southern, Troy and FIU. A slate full of SEC games will prove a bit more challenging.
2009 Stats: 36/48 Pass 410 PaYd 7 PaTD 0 PaINT 67 RuYd 0 RuTD 1 Fumb Pts: 65.10
2010 Projs: 226/354 Pass 2896 PaYd 26 PaTD 9 PaINT 54 RuYd 2 RuTD Pts: 271.24
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 109 OL Ret: 5 Off Ret: 10
Lots of positive Christian Ponder vibes coming out of Tallahassee, and while we don't see any serious Heisman campaigns, we do think the veteran quarterback will emerge as one of the ACC's best. Ponder flashed his immense potential against two stout defenses last year: 26-of-36 for 359 and five scores against Georgia Tech, and later 33-of-40 for 395 and three scores against North Carolina. Look for Jimbo to lean on the passing game to set up the run, and Ponder is surrounded by a whole bunch of weapons both through the air and on the ground.
2009 Stats: 227/330 Pass 2718 PaYd 14 PaTD 7 PaINT 179 RuYd 2 RuTD 1 ReConv 5 Fumb Pts: 210.62
2010 Projs: 238/360 Pass 2898 PaYd 24 PaTD 9 PaINT 171 RuYd 2 RuTD Pts: 271.02
Home Games: 5 EOS Off: 79 OL Ret: 5 Off Ret: 9
Dysert, at 6-4 and with loads of talent and potential, reminds us of another former Redhawk, Ben Roethlisberger. Except Dysert isn't a menace to society. As a redshirt freshman he threw for over 2600 yards on the way to 12 scores and 16 picks. Among his 2600 yards were three games with more than 300 passing yards and another with 426. Another year in the Mike Haywood offense should see the yardage total increase north of 3,000 yards while the touchdowns and interceptions flip. There is no question you'll want to avoid the early part of the schedule, but if he can make it through Week One at Florida in one piece, he should put up surprisingly good numbers.
2009 Stats: 247/401 Pass 2611 PaYd 12 PaTD 16 PaINT 262 RuYd 5 RuTD 3 Fumb Pts: 200.64
2010 Projs: 269/449 Pass 2919 PaYd 20 PaTD 13 PaINT 302 RuYd 5 RuTD Pts: 270.96
Home Games: 5 EOS Off: 8 OL Ret: 2 Off Ret: 5
After missing all of 2009 with a knee injury and then surgery, it's expected that Hampton will be healthy early this summer. At this point he's expected to win the job and replace Levi Brown. Hampton's knee woes should cause him to slide down many boards, and he's likely be utilized as a third or fourth QB on your roster, one to use with a particular matchup or two in mind.
2009 Stats: 0/0 Pass 0 PaYd 0 PaTD 0 PaINT 0 RuYd 0 RuTD Pts: 0.00
2010 Projs: 246/414 Pass 2757 PaYd 21 PaTD 13 PaINT 283 RuYd 5 RuTD Pts: 268.58
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 96 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 6
It's easy to get too caught up in the 14 interceptions and forget about Matt Barkley's true freshman status a season ago. Sure Barkley's decision making did worsen as the year went on (seven picks in final four games) but we're thinking this was a youngster pressing as a disappointing Trojan season was winding down. And after a terrific spring performance, the emergence of some serious young talent to complement Ronald Johnson, and yes, the return of Lane Kiffin to Los Angeles, we're looking at a very nice sophomore season, one that could exceed our expectations. Doesn't the quarterback battle with Aaron Corp seem a looooooong time ago?
2009 Stats: 211/352 Pass 2735 PaYd 15 PaTD 14 PaINT (-38) RuYd 2 RuTD 1 ReConv 1 Fumb Pts: 181.60
2010 Projs: 228/364 Pass 2939 PaYd 26 PaTD 10 PaINT (-7) RuYd 2 RuTD Pts: 264.86
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 70 OL Ret: 2 Off Ret: 6
Normally when we only have one real game on which to base an opinion, 15-40 with two touchdowns and four interceptions wouldn't instill much confidence. But Gilbert's baptism took place in the National Title Game against a pack of rabid dogs from Tuscaloosa. And we can blame some of his struggles, in part, to some strange play calls by the Texas braintrust. The way Gilbert bounced back from his early-game struggles is one reason for our optimism, but we're primarily enthused about what the next great Longhorn can do because the kid can flat out throw the football. Texas talks of running the ball more, but we'll believe it when we see it. Gilbert should end the campaign among the top quarterbacks in the Big 12.
2009 Stats: 30/66 Pass 310 PaYd 2 PaTD 4 PaINT 5 RuYd 1 RuTD 2 PaConv Pts: 26.90
2010 Projs: 241/398 Pass 2812 PaYd 26 PaTD 10 PaINT 42 RuYd 2 RuTD Pts: 264.68