You may have been joking, and I do find your statement humorous.
However, in all seriousness, if we could keep the QB discussion contained to this thread throughout the offseason....
1. It would be a miracle of Biblical proportions!
2. It would be fantastic to not see 5,000 new threads on the QB discussion.
With all of that said, this will be a very interesting QB battle that will likely last well into the fall camp. I would honestly like to see the coaches not name a starter until the first snap of the Oregon game.
This particular QB battle has as much riding on it as any ever have. Gus knows he absolutely has to choose wisely here because his job is riding on it. A slow start and he won’t even make it to October!
Also we have some very intriguing unknowns:
Malik is a 2 year backup, but he hasn’t really had any meaningful time. He is a quick athlete. But can he be a successful QB at this level? We’re about to find out because it is “Go Time”!
Joey seems to be the shiny new toy on the playground. People get excited because his size and athleticism remind folks of Cameron J. Newton. He seems to have a swagger about him that could help him be the leader we need to rally this team to the level of success we have been anticipating for a while now. (Also like Cam). But again, it’s nothing but unproven potential at this point.
Cord is more interesting to me than others seem to indicate. He is a big athletic guy as well. But he has a few more years of life experience and maturity which can be huge at the QB position. He also spent that extra time around other professional athletes, so maybe he has learned a little savvy about what it takes to be a successful player.
Finally, we have Bo. A legacy player who many of us believe is the future at QB for AU. The biggest question is when does “the future” start? A TF QB starter in the SECWest is an enormous task for the best of the best. Plus, this is quite literally a “do or die”, job-on-the-line season for Gustav. It would be a huge risk to put your future in the hands of a true freshman QB.
I genuinely think it is a 4 man race at this point. Hopefully it will be mostly a 2 man race after the Spring. I am eagerly anticipating how this plays out, for several obvious reasons.