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Quarterback U.

Posted on: August 25, 2009 11:28 am
 
The Altoona (Penn.) Mirror did some exhaustive research in trying to determine which was the best quarterback school.

You'll see the usual suspects (Notre Dame, Alabama, Stanford, USC, Washington), but there are some surprises too (Purdue?). The thing about this project is that it leaves it open at the end for you to make up your own mind.
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Since: Aug 27, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2009 5:04 pm
 

Quarterback U.

The Miami Hurricanes are indeed Quarterback U!! Kosar, Testaverde, Kelly, Erickson, Toretta, Dorsey. 5 National Championships, 2 Heisman Trophies. Enough said.



Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: August 27, 2009 4:31 pm
 

Quarterback U.

Go Utes....not




Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2009 7:52 pm
 

Quarterback U.

What has BYU done to be considered elite? Absolutely nothing. Sure, there was 1984 and the WAC

But as far as the MWC goes............BYU has done nothing but embarass the league with a 1-25 record against ranked opponents and they continually lose to horrible teams in bowl games. Get off your high horse...........the UTES are the only elite team from the MWC!


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Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2009 7:52 pm
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Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2009 7:52 pm
 

Quarterback U.

What has BYU done to be considered elite? Absolutely nothing. Sure, there was 1984 and the WAC

But as far as the MWC goes............BYU has done nothing but embarass the league with a 1-25 record against ranked opponents and they continually lose to horrible teams in bowl games. Get off your high horse...........the UTES are the only elite team from the MWC!



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2009 7:51 pm
 

Quarterback U.

What has BYU done to be considered elite? Absolutely nothing. Sure, there was 1984 and the WAC

But as far as the MWC goes............BYU has done nothing but embarass the league with a 1-25 record against ranked opponents and they continually lose to horrible teams in bowl games. Get off your high horse...........the UTES are the only elite team from the MWC!



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2009 5:04 pm
 

Quarterback U.

Len Dawson, Mike Phipps, Jim Everett and Scott Campbell all played in the league.



Since: Aug 28, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2009 4:42 pm
 

Quarterback U.

This was an interesting statistical evaluation, first time I have seen schools ranked by number of their QB's NFL starts and I think it is a good measure.  Anyone else notice how many Pac-10 schools were in the top tier of NFL QB's produced?  (OK I know, Homer)

Just to add another stat into the discussion, as of last season no other school has had as many QB's drafted into the NFL in the last decade as Oregon.  Thats not to say they are "QB U" but it certainly shows the program to be up there in the recent era. 



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2009 3:48 pm
 

Quarterback U.

Kudos to the Altoona Mirror. Good article with a ton of great research. I feel like a smarter College/NFL fan after reading that.



Since: Aug 26, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2009 3:38 pm
 

Quarterback U.

I think the premise of the article is wrong. I think that a better measure of QB University is not how many successful quarterbacks a university produces in the NFL, but rather how many quarterbacks, good or bad, that a university sends to the NFL. In a way, the more unsuccessful QB’s a university produces is actually a better indicator of how good a QB university it is. Hear me out:

 

Some quarterbacks will be successful in the NFL regardless of where they go to school (Steve McNair, Jake Delhomme, etc.) However, there are many players that would not have gone to the NFL if they hadn’t played at a given university within that offensive system.

 

To illustrate, Matt Sanchez could have gone to any university, played QB, and he would have got drafted. No university could say to him “Come here and play in our system to improve your chances of making into the NFL”. Barring catastrophe, he was gonna play on Sundays, no matter what. However, it takes a different kind of university to take 2 or 3 star prospects coming out of high school and say “Look at the kind of guys that have played in the NFL after playing for us.”

 

Economists look to the marginal units to determine cost/benefit analysis. This article addresses the question “Which university attracts the most NFL-ready high school prospects?” A better question might be “Which university produces the most NFL players who would not have played in the NFL had they played at another university?” This would be indicative of the university, not just the kinds of players they attract.

Using that analysis, I think BYU should be among the best QB universities, because I don't think Sarkisian and Beck (among others) would have gone to the NFL had they gone to any other university. True, Detmer stunk it up in the NFL, but no way does he win the Heisman at any other school. In fact, without BYU, no way does he have the longevity in the NFL he has. This is not a slam on Detmer so much as it is indicative that BYU's sytem produces NFL quarterbacks from guys who may not have NFL skills.  Other universities may be similar.



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