College Football 2013: Ranking every mid-major conference's quarterbacks

Ranking every mid-major conference's quarterbacks

7/3/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Mountain West Conference

1. David Fales, JR, San Jose State (4,193 yards, 33 touchdowns, 9 interceptions)

2. Derek Carr, SR, Fresno State (4,104 yards, 37 touchdowns, 7 interceptions)Blog Photo - College Football 2013: Ranking every mid-major conference's quarterbacks

3. Chuckie Keeton, JR, Utah State (3,373 yards, 27 touchdowns, 9 interceptions; 619 rush yards, 8 touchdowns)

4. Brett Smith, JR, Wyoming (2,832 yards, 27 touchdowns, 6 interceptions; 248 rush yards, 6 touchdowns)

5. Cody Fajardo, JR, Nevada (2,786 yards, 20 touchdowns, 9 interceptions; 1,121 rush yards, 12 touchdowns)

6. Joe Southwick, SR, Boise State (2,730 yards, 19 touchdowns, 7 interceptions)

7. Nick Sherry, SO, UNLV (2,544 yards, 16 touchdowns, 17 interceptions)

8. Adam Dingwell, JR, San Diego State (939 yards, 8 touchdowns, 7 interceptions -- became starter in Week 8)

9. Taylor Graham, JR, Hawaii

10. Garrett Grayson, JR, Colorado State

11. Travaughn Colwell, JR, New Mexico

12. Kale Pearson, JR, Air Force


Sun Belt Conference

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1. Terrance Broadway, JR, ULL (2,842 yards, 17 touchdowns, 9 interceptions; 769 rush yards, 9 touchdowns)

2. Kolton Browning, SR, ULM (3,049 yards, 29 touchdowns, 10 interceptions; 488 rush yards, 7 touchdowns)

3. DaMarcus Smith*, JR, Western Kentucky

4. Clay Chastain*, SO, Georgia State

5. Ross Metheny, SR, South Alabama (2,148 yards, 12 touchdowns, 12 interceptions)

6. Phillip Butterfield*, SR, Arkansas State

7. Corey Robinson, SR, Troy (3,121 yards, 12 touchdowns, 9 interceptions)

8. Tyler Arndt, JR, Texas State



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7/4/13   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

gregfishback wrote:
You write well. I just get frustrated with writers (experts) who don't actually watch the players. It's why so many highly rated QBs never pan out. It's a business. The QBs from big, metropolitan areas get stars and recruited, most of them are actually buried in the depth charts.

I taped every rep/play to at every camp. I can tell you with confidence that the experts spend very little time actually watching the QBs. Rather, they stand around talking to each other, glancing at their top rated guys, take some pictures and then interview their top rated QBs. I saw this at multiple camps. The QB could have looked terrible. The "experts" would wright about how great the kid performed. 

When I read your piece, it reminded me of the lack of knowledge or actual research that goes into evaluations of QBs. Don't get me wrong, it's what motivates the QBs who get ignored.

My rankings were based on my own analysis, not anyone else's. I watched any film available on every player and broke down strengths and weaknesses. Projected starters are from what I've seen and are my opinion.

7/4/13   |   gregfishback

Tyler_Waddell wrote:
Care to elaborate on what part of the rankings you're upset about?

You write well. I just get frustrated with writers (experts) who don't actually watch the players. It's why so many highly rated QBs never pan out. It's a business. The QBs from big, metropolitan areas get stars and recruited, most of them are actually buried in the depth charts.

I taped every rep/play to at every camp. I can tell you with confidence that the experts spend very little time actually watching the QBs. Rather, they stand around talking to each other, glancing at their top rated guys, take some pictures and then interview their top rated QBs. I saw this at multiple camps. The QB could have looked terrible. The "experts" would wright about how great the kid performed. 

When I read your piece, it reminded me of the lack of knowledge or actual research that goes into evaluations of QBs. Don't get me wrong, it's what motivates the QBs who get ignored.

7/4/13   |   gregfishback

You are projecting a starter who had a high rating by experts out of high school who doesn't have a chance at starting. I'm sure you'll figure it out when the season starts. 

7/3/13   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

gregfishback wrote:
Basing your opinions on "expert" projections is CLUELESS.  Just watch, listen and legitimately evaluate the talent. I took my Son to 23 camps. The experts rated QBs from the 2011 class with 2, 3 and 4 stars who threw the ball like a disabled person. (similar to the Dad in that VW Commercial who was trying to show his kid how to throw a ball) It's a joke.

Care to elaborate on what part of the rankings you're upset about?

7/3/13   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

gregfishback wrote:
You don't do research. 

Do tell.

7/3/13   |   gregfishback

Basing your opinions on "expert" projections is CLUELESS.  Just watch, listen and legitimately evaluate the talent. I took my Son to 23 camps. The experts rated QBs from the 2011 class with 2, 3 and 4 stars who threw the ball like a disabled person. (similar to the Dad in that VW Commercial who was trying to show his kid how to throw a ball) It's a joke.

7/3/13   |   gregfishback

You don't do research.