Rivalry Week

Rivalry Week

Last Saturday I walked on the Lehigh University football field following the devastating loss to arch rival Lafayette 49-21. The Leopards had mercifully taken a knee inside the Lehigh 10 yardline on their last possession. As the players slowly streamed back out on the...
The Best Backup Quarterback in the NCAA?

The Best Backup Quarterback in the NCAA?

In our Quarterback Connection story on November 1, 2023 we offered up the Falcons’ Taylor Heinicke as the prototype backup QB in the NFL. Taylor was not highly recruited out of high school, in part thanks to a modest 6’ 1/2” frame. He turned to the FCS level where he...
Playing Time is Climbing for NFL Rookie QBs

Playing Time is Climbing for NFL Rookie QBs

In 2022 there were 68 different NFL Quarterbacks who started at least one game including playoffs. Seven of the nine rookie Quarterbacks taken in the 2022 draft started at least one game last year and recall there was only one quarterback taken before the third round,...
Who is the Perfect NFL Backup QB?

Who is the Perfect NFL Backup QB?

Taylor Heinicke wants the football. As a senior at Collins Hill high school in Lawrenceville, Georgia he was named Old Spice (my brand!) National Player of the Year in Georgia. Mostly because Taylor passed for 4,218 yards and 44 TDs and Collins Hill went to the State...
Two Feel-Good NCAA QB Stories in 2023

Two Feel-Good NCAA QB Stories in 2023

Week after week, in both the NFL and FBS college football, we seem to be talking about the same stars carrying their teams to the top. And why not? Is there anyone more exciting than Patrick Mahomes, or more competitive than Josh Allen, or more gifted than a healthy...