College Football Rankings (Week 14) And Picks (Conference Championship Edition)

Many contributors to Hefty Headlines were invited to participate in our Week 14 poll. Five members of the crew participated, Stormin’ Mormon half-assed it and only submitted his picks.

Hefty Headlines Top 10 Poll: Week 14

Our top three remains untouched, however, Oklahoma now slides in tied with Georgia at #4. Michigan and Minnesota fall out of the top ten this week, they are replaced by the Oregon Ducks and Baylor Bears.

Conference Championship Picks

The race for the best winning percentage is heating up – it is down to three real contenders. Tommy Nuggets is in the lead, but Stormin’ Mormon and Chamby are right on his tail. Bix and Klyde Frog are in the back of the pack, and I have all but eliminated myself.

If The CFP Happened Today…

Heisman Pick

Previous Weeks

  • Pre-Season: Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson
  • Week 1: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 2: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 3: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma AND Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 4: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 5: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 6: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 7: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 8: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 9: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 10: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 11: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 12: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 13: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 14: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU

Wrap Up

Root for chaos. Let’s see what happens if we get wins from Oregon, Georgia, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Baylor!

– Buzz

College Football Rankings (Week 13) And Picks (Week 14)

Many contributors to Hefty Headlines were invited to participate in our Week 13 poll. Five members of the crew participated:

Hefty Headlines Top 10 Poll: Week 13

Our top four remains untouched. The Oregon Ducks and Penn State fall out of our top ten – they are replaced by Florida and Michigan.

Week 14 Picks

If The CFP Happened Today…

Heisman Pick

Previous Weeks

  • Pre-Season: Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson
  • Week 1: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 2: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 3: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma AND Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 4: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 5: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 6: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 7: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 8: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 9: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 10: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 11: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 12: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 13: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU

Wrap Up

Rivalry week. Let’s hope for some big upsets to shake up this playoff picture.

– Buzz

College Football Rankings (Week 12) And Picks (Week 13)

Down go the Golden Gophers! Down go the Baylor Bears! We lost two more undefeated teams this week.

Many contributors to Hefty Headlines were invited to participate in our Week 12 poll. Five members of the crew participated:

Hefty Headlines Top 10 Poll: Week 12

Our top three remains untouched – it is hard to imagine a playoff scenario without LSU, Ohio State and Clemson. The Georgia Bulldogs jump up to #4, leapfrogging Oregon and Alabama.

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Voting Trends

Week 13 Picks

This is honestly bullshit. I went all out last week and picked against the grain – only to go 0-5.

If The CFP Happened Today…

Heisman Pick

Previous Weeks

  • Pre-Season: Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson
  • Week 1: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 2: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 3: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma AND Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 4: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 5: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 6: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 7: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 8: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 9: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 10: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 11: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU

Wrap Up

We have one great game this weekend, Penn State @ Ohio State. The rest of the weekend looks pretty “meh”. Hopefully the Nittany Lions can shake things up in the Big 10 and take down The Buckeyes.

– Buzz

College Football Rankings (Week 11) And Picks (Week 12)

Down go the Nittany Lions! Down go the Crimson Tide! We lost two more undefeated teams this week.

Many contributors to Hefty Headlines were invited to participate in our Week 11 poll. EVERYONE participated:

Hefty Headlines Top 10 Poll: Week 11

Alabama falls out of our top four this week after losing to the clear #1 team in the country LSU. The Oregon Ducks somehow snake their way into a playoff spot this week. Finally, the Golden Gophers get some respect after defeating former #4 Penn State.

Voting Trends

Week 12 Picks

If The CFP Happened Today…

Heisman Picks

Previous Weeks

  • Pre-Season: Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson
  • Week 1: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 2: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 3: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma AND Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 4: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 5: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 6: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 7: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 8: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 9: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 10: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU

Wrap Up

This weekend we have an elimination game in the Big 12 – the loser likely out of playoff contention. The Baylor Bears could prove to be a real contender with a win over Oklahoma.

Minnesota gets a chance to prove they are for-real for-real with a game on the road at Iowa.

– Buzz

College Football Rankings (Week 10) And Picks (Week 11)

We lost another undefeated team for the fourth week in a row – the SMU Mustangs fell to the Memphis Tigers on Saturday night.

Many contributors to Hefty Headlines were invited to participate in our Week 9 poll. EVERYONE (except for Chamby) participated:

Hefty Headlines Top 10 Poll: Week 10

Our top three teams remained unchanged this week. Georgia and Oregon each found themselves tied for #4 after their big wins this weekend. There is some clear voting bias in our poll – Clemson and Penn State only showed up in 4/5 top tens – greatly impacting their rankings.

Voting Trends

Week 11 Picks

If The CFP Happened Today…

Let’s see what happens this week before getting too ahead of ourselves. Will be exciting to see what happens with LSU @ Alabama this weekend.

Heisman Picks

Just like with the playoff rankings…let’s see what happens with LSU @ Alabama.

Previous Weeks

  • Pre-Season: Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson
  • Week 1: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 2: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 3: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma AND Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 4: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 5: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 6: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 7: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 8: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 9: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU

Final Week Nine Thoughts

  • Buzz: Some bogus calls in the Georgia-Florida game – at least that is what my brother was screaming at the TV.
  • Tommy Nuggets: Boring week
  • Bix: Seasons over. UW sucks. Bring on 2020.
  • Klyde Frog: UCLA is in prime position to win the Pac-12 South! And the Beavers have a really explosive offense. I don’t know if Arizona’s D Coordinator was the issue.

Wrap Up

Penn State @ Minnesota and LSU @ Alabama. Do I need to say more than that to get you excited for this weekend?

– Buzz

College Football Rankings (Week 9) And Picks (Week 10)

The Oklahoma Sooner football team fell this week to unranked Kansas State. In three consecutive weeks we have had an undefeated team lose to an unranked team.

Many contributors to Hefty Headlines were invited to participate in our Week 9 poll. EVERYONE participated:

Hefty Headlines Top 10 Poll: Week 9

The LSU Tigers remain our number 1 team in the nation. Ohio State jumped Alabama. Penn State and Florida round out our top five. Our biggest drop went to #10 Oklahoma, who fell six spots after their loss to unranked Kansas State.

Due to consistent bitching from our pollsters – we now will produce a weekly top ten, rather than a weekly top 25.

Voting Trends

Week 10 Picks

If The CFP Happened Today…

  • Buzz: This poll is kind of a wash until LSU plays Alabama and Penn State plays Ohio State. Clemson will likely snake their way in to this. There is an opportunity for Oregon or another SEC team to find their way into the final four. I’d really like to see what happens with an undefeated Baylor team and if they would get in.
  • Tommy Nuggets: Ohio State looks unstoppable right now, but we‘ll see. Winner of LSU/Bama is in. Clemson is in, although their schedule is annoying. Toss up after that…
  • Bix: Oklahoma’s disappointing loss might keep Jalen hurts from getting revenge against his former team. LSU or bama will get a loss and then only one into the SEC title.
  • Chamby: No real thoughts. Michigan can spoil Ohio State in a couple weeks.
  • Klyde Frog: The LSU-Alabama game will sort out the #1 seed. I hope the Pac-12 gets in this year.

Heisman Picks

  • Buzz: Joe Burrow is the Heisman front-runner until LSU loses. Chase Young looked like the most dominant player in the country. JK Dobbins is the key to that Ohio State offense – he deserves more credit for the success of that team.
  • Tommy Nuggets: Chase Young deserves it
  • Stormin’ Mormon: Baylor Romney had his Heisman moments bs Boise. Watch out
  • Bix: Tua needs to get healthy but if he wins out and keeps producing I think he wins. (I think Tua beats burrow ob 11/9)
  • Chamby: If Oregon commits to Verdell, his numbers will be ridiculous. Stop using Dye and let Verdell be the dude.
  • Klyde Frog: Joe Burrow has been so good he can have a down game and still stay up there. I have watched 1 drive of an Ohio State game so I have not seen Chase Young play. Jalen Hurts almost put up 500 yards of offense but still lost. Not his fault.

Previous Weeks

  • Pre-Season: Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson
  • Week 1: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 2: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 3: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma AND Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 4: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 5: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 6: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 7: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 8: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU

Final Week Nine Thoughts

  • Buzz: Oklahoma got screwed on that onside kick. #8 was blocked into the kick – making it not an illegal touch. Would have like to have seen that one play out. Oregon comes away with an exciting win during #pac12afterdark. The Canes are working their way towards a bowl game this year.
  • Tommy Nuggets: Big 12 is a joke!
  • Bix: Oregon Squeaked our another one….chip and UCLA turning it around. 7 rushing TDs by QBs in the Oklahoma vs Kansas State matchup. Gotta be close to a record.
  • Klyde Frog: Oregon should have lost. I enjoyed watching UCLA destroy ASU. Herm didn’t have an answer!
  • Chamby: Go Ducks!

Wrap Up

This weekend is decent – but I am looking forward to the following weekend. On November 9th we have Penn State @ Minnesota and LSU @ Alabama.
– Buzz

College Football Rankings (Week 8) And Picks (Week 9)

Another week, another upset. Wisconsin loses a shocker to Illinois – one week before their big game against Ohio State.

Many contributors to Hefty Headlines were invited to participate in our Week 8 poll. Five members of our committee participated:

Hefty Headlines Top 25 Poll: Week 8

The LSU Tigers remain our number 1 team in the nation. They are followed by Alabama and Ohio State. Oklahoma jumped Clemson to become our new #4. Our biggest drop went to #22 Boise State, who fell nine spots after their loss to unranked BYU. #12 Oregon somehow fell three spots despite beating Washington on the road.

Wake Forest, and Iowa State re-enter our poll this week.

Others receiving votes: Wake Forest 2, Cal 1, Temple 1, SDSU 1.

Voting Trends

Week 9 Picks

If The CFP Happened Today…

  • Buzz: LSU is the clear #1. Ohio State and Alabama are on the same level. The debate is at #4 – between Oklahoma and Penn State.
  • Tommy Nuggets: Too early…
  • Chamby: Boring foursome. Go LSU?
  • Klyde Frog: If I had my way, the SEC would only get 1 team. Cannot be a national champ if you do not win your conference.

Heisman Picks

  • Buzz: Joe Burrow is the man. He is putting up unreal numbers against solid competition. That is what separates him from Jalen Hurts.
  • Tommy Nuggets: I don’t have thoughts…just facts and correct picks.
  • Chamby: Hurts has been my go to since day 1 and has Oklahoma averaging 50.4PPG, hasn’t done anything to lose that spot. Fields is running an offense that is averaging 49.7PPG, not bad.. Chuba Hubbard leads the NCAA in rushing at 1,265 yards and 15 touchdowns. He is averaging 6.5 yards a carry…which is absurdly only good for 17th in the country????
  • Klyde Frog: Joe Burrow is the front runner. I know it HURTS being the other candidates, but he is TAYLOR made for this.

Previous Weeks

  • Pre-Season: Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson
  • Week 1: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 2: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 3: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma AND Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 4: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 5: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 6: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 7: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU

Final Week Eight Thoughts

  • Buzz: Very disappointing that Wisconsin fell to Illinois. They were looking ahead to next week and it cost them. Miami looks god awful – it is time for a complete program reset, starting with the Adidas sponsorship. Oregon is looking sneaky good – they may back themselves into that #4 playoff spot.
  • Tommy Nuggets: Anyone else tired of filling out Top 25 Rankings???
  • Klyde Frog:Everyone on UCLA’s schedule better be on upset alert!
  • Chamby: Go Ducks
  • Stormin’ Mormon: How bout them cougs?

Wrap Up

Big weekend ahead. Wisconsin @ Ohio State, Auburn @ LSU, and Notre Dame @ Michigan. Let’s hope for some wild upsets to shake things up a bit.

– Buzz

The Gambler’s Guide To Football 10/17-10/21

A new week deserves a new approach. It is always darkest before the dawn. Tomorrow, tomorrow, there’s always tomorrow. Tomorrow is a new day.

Without further ado – it is time to go down the rabbit hole and look ahead at this week in football.

History

On the season – I am down a significant amount, 33.81 units. I have a 61-90-2 record, which amounts to a 40.4% win rate.

I need a new approach. In the past I have thrown out endless picks, hoping more would be winners than not. Obviously, that was stupid. I enter the week with a new approach – I will only pick games in which I have some idea of what is going on.

Overall, I have no idea what I am doing. Anyways – here are my picks for the upcoming weekend in sports:

College Football

So far this season – I have a 28-36-1 record with college football. Last weekend I was 8-16 – sheesh.

Florida -6 @ South Carolina

  • The Gators are coming off a close loss on the road at LSU. The Gamecocks are coming off a huge win on the road at Georgia. Florida will be looking to bounce back and have a statement game – the Gamecocks will still be riding high from last week – they will be unprepared for the Gators.

Wisconsin -31 @ Illinois

  • Wisconsin is absolutely dominating lesser competition this year. I think they beat Illinois by at least 6 touchdowns.

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Indiana @ Maryland +6

  • Indiana is still Indiana. Maryland has shown signs of a solid offense – and they have cool uniforms.

LSU -18 @ Mississippi State

  • The LSU offense has been unstoppable this year. Mississippi State didn’t show up against Tennessee last week – they have no shot against LSU.

Kentucky @ Georgia -25

  • The Georgia Bulldogs will bounce back in a big way following their surprising loss to South Carolina. I think they are head and shoulders above Kentucky.

Tulane +4.5 @ Memphis

  • Two 5-1 teams battle it out in this one. Tulane has been impressive so far this year – and they have great looking uniforms. I am taking Tulane and the points in this one.

NFL

I am 29-45-1 in NFL action this year. That is very bad. I feel like this may be the hardest sport to bet on.

Kansas City -3 @ Denver

  • The Chiefs are coming off of a loss and a short week. I think they are ready to come out of their brief slump – Mahomes will be slingin’ the ball in this game.

San Francisco -10 @ Washington

  • The 49ers have looked solid so far this season. The Redskins continue to be a dumpster fire – I have the 49ers winning by two TDs on the road in this one.

Philadelphia +3 @ Dallas

  • The Cowboys have been in quite the slump – I think they continue to fall this week. The spotlight of Sunday Night Football and the points makes me want to go with the Eagles.

New England -10 @ New York Jets

  • The Jets looked good last week, but the Patriots are the Patriots.

Wrap Up

I don’t want to make any guarantees, but I think we are looking at a 10-0 week here. I would never tell anyone what to do with their money, however

– Buzz

College Football Rankings (Week 7) And Picks (Week 8)

Down goes Georgia! Wow! What a surprise that was. The South Carolina coaching staff did everything they could to gift that game back to the Georgia Bulldogs – somehow they still came away with the big upset.

Many contributors to Hefty Headlines were invited to participate in our Week 7 poll. For the first time ever, we had just four people participate:

Hefty Headlines Top 25 Poll: Week 7

We have a new #1 this week – the LSU Tigers. They jump four spots after defeating now #8 Florida. Our biggest drop went to #9 Georgia, who fell seven spots after their loss to unranked South Carolina. #5 Oklahoma also gained some ground after beating now #14 Texas.

Wake Forest, Memphis and Virginia are the three teams that dropped out of our top 25 – they were replaced by Minnesota, Appalachian State, Missouri and Tulane.

(We have 26 teams in our top 25 – Washington and Tulane are tied at #25)

Others receiving votes: Wake Forest 2, Cal 1, Temple 1, SDSU 1.

Voting Trends

Week 8 Picks

If The CFP Happened Today…

  • Would love to see Clemson play Ohio State or LSU or Alabama’s schedule. They would lose at least 2 games.
  • LSU has the most impressive resume – with wins over Texas and Florida. Ohio State looks unstoppable. Alabama is Alabama. Wisconsin is looking like a legit contender this year.
  • Not sure how LSU and Alabama works out but I’ll vote based on where they stand now. Oklahoma might squeak in.
  • I’d like to see a bigger playoff. All the conference winners should be invited.

Heisman Picks

  • Joe Burrow separated himself.
  • Joe Burrow has been consistent all year – he is leading a great LSU offense. 2,157 YDS, 25 TD, 3 INT. Jonathan Taylor has been elite from the backfield with 14 rushing TDs. Also, shout out to Israel Mukuamu for 3 INT in the big win over Georgia.
  • Tua for the win! Best team and best player. Although he did finally throw a pick.
  • Burrow is on my fantasy team so I’m not complaining.

Previous Weeks

  • Pre-Season: Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson
  • Week 1: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 2: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 3: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma AND Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 4: Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
  • Week 5: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
  • Week 6: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma

Final Week Seven Thoughts

  • Buzz: South Carolina gifted that game to Georgia and they still came out with the win. They should have punted instead of going for that 57 yard field goal. In the Wake Forest game – they came up with that onside kick towards the end of the game. Would have liked to have seen them with the ball and a chance to win.
  • Tommy Nuggets: Watch out Bama…LSU for real.
  • Klyde Frog:Even though they stink, UCLA played some good teams. Not like the SEC…

Wrap Up

Michigan @ Penn State has to be the game of the week for me. I am already looking ahead to next weekend – Wisconsin @ Ohio State, Auburn @ LSU, and Notre Dame @ Michigan.

– Buzz

Are the QB’s from QB1 still QB1’s?

QB1: Beyond the Lights is a reality/football show that is streaming on Netflix. In each season, camera crews follow three top football recruits through their senior year of high school. I look forward to this show every year – it helps bridge the gap between All or Nothing on Amazon, Last Chance U on Netflix, and Hard Knocks on HBO. It also reminds me a bit of MTV’s Two-A-Days from my teenage years. The part that has been missing from QB1 is a follow-up episode detailing what has happened with all of these players since their time on the show.

I am here to answer the question: Are the QB’s from QB1 still QB1’s?

Class of 2017

Jake Fromm – Georgia

Jake Fromm has started all but his first game throughout his Georgia career. Thanks to a Jacob Eason injury in the 2017 season opener – Fromm was vaulted into the starting QB job for the Bulldogs. Since then has solidified himself as one of the premier college QBs in the nation.

He led the Bulldogs to a College Football Playoff and National Championship appearance during his true freshman season. During that 2017 season, he led the Bulldogs to a 13-2 record. He showed he was a legit starter with his first college start on the road at Notre Dame. During that season the Bulldogs lost just twice – once to Auburn (a loss later avenged in the SEC title game). Their second loss came to Alabama in the national championship that season.

In 2018 Fromm led the bulldogs to a 11-3 record. They maintained a top 10 ranking throughout the entire season. They lost on the road at LSU and to Alabama in the SEC title game – before losing to Texas in the Sugar Bowl.

In 2019 the Bulldogs were the #3 ranked team through October 6th – but that fell to #10 following a surprise 2OT loss to South Carolina.

YearSchoolClassGCmpAttPctYdsTDIntRate
2017GeorgiaFR1518129162.22615247160.1
2018GeorgiaSO1420730767.42761306171.3
2019GeorgiaJR611416270.4137193156.1

Verdict: Absolutely a QB1

Tayvone Bowers – Wake Forest

Bowers, now a Redshirt Sophomore, has seen action in just one game during his career at Wake Forest. During his Redshirt Freshman campaign he played 8 snaps against Towson – handing the ball off each time.

Verdict: No longer a QB1 – more like a QB4

Tate Martell – Ohio State

The Redshirt Sophomore has had quite the journey so far. He redshirted his first year at Ohio State and appeared in 6 games as a Redshirt Freshman.

Martell transferred in the spring of 2019 – likely as a result of Justin Fields announcing his transfer to Ohio State – finding himself at the University of Miami. He was granted immediate eligibility – and his transfer waiver was likely approved due to a coaching change in Columbus. He arrived in South Beach with high hopes – but finds himself behind two players on the QB depth chart – while also practicing at WR.

YearSchoolClassPosGCmpAttPctYdsTDIntRate
2017Ohio StateFRQB00000000
2018Ohio StateFRQB6232882.126910174.6
2019Miami (FL)SOQB20000000

Verdict: No longer a QB1 – not even a WR1.

Class of 2018

Justin Fields – Georgia

Justin Fields played a limited role for the Georgia Bulldogs during his Freshman campaign. He was ultimately the backup to Jake Fromm – and playing time was hard to come by.

Justin Fields spent one year in Athens before transferring to Ohio State. Fields was allowed to transfer and play immediately – his reason for transferring was being the receipient of racist comments from a fellow Georgia Student-Athlete.

Fields was named the starter in Columbus and has looked unstoppable so far in 2019. He has become a legit Heisman contender after leading the Buckeyes to a 6-0 start.

YearSchoolClassPosGCmpAttPctYdsTDIntRate
2018GeorgiaFRQB12273969.232840173.7
2019Ohio StateSOQB69814169.51298181187.5

Verdict: Absolutely a QB1

Sam Hartman – Wake Forest

Hartman earned the starting QB job as a True Freshman coming out of preseason camp in 2018. He was off to an impressive Freshman campaign until he broke his leg against Syracuse with four games left on the season.

Hartman lost the starting job to Jamie Newman following his injury – and had yet to appear in a game until this past week against Louisville.

YearSchoolClassPosGCmpAttPctYdsTDIntRate
2018Wake ForestFRQB916129155.31984168125.2
2019Wake ForestSOQB19156017220200.3

Verdict: Fringe QB1/QB2

Re-al Mitchell – Iowa State

In 2018, Mitchell appeared in one game – but was still able to earn a redshirt. Mitchell has appeared in 3 games for the cyclones in 2019. Besides his passing stats below, he has also rushed the ball 9 times for 92 yards and 1 score.

YearSchoolClassPosGCmpAttPctYdsTDIntRate
2018Iowa StateFRQB10000000
2019Iowa StateFRQB31250910252.8

Verdict: No longer a QB1 – More like a QB3/4

D.J. Uiagalelei – Clemson

Uiagalelei was visible in the background of QB1 Season 2. He was the backup quarterback to Re-al Mitchell at St. John Bosco – eventually earning some playing time. Uiagalelei has ascended to the top of the recruiting charts – and is committed to the Clemson Tigers. He is the #1 QB for the class of 2020 and the #12 recruit overall.

Verdict: Future QB1

Class of 2019

Lance LeGendre – Maryland

LeGendre has made one appearance so far this season. He ran the ball twice for 30 yards in Maryland’s 79-0 win over Howard.

YearSchoolClassPosGAttYdsAvgTD
2019MarylandFRQB1230150

Verdict: No longer a QB1 – More like a QB3/4

Spencer Rattler – Oklahoma

The last time we saw Rattler, he did something sketchy and was ruled ineligible to play the remainder of his senior high school football season.

He arrived at Oklahoma and was immediately thrust into a battle for the starting QB job. Ultimately the job went to Jalen Hurts, and that has proven to be the correct decision so far.

YearSchoolClassPosGCmpAttPctYdsTDIntRate
2019OklahomaFRQB268757310192.9

Verdict: Future QB1 – Current QB3

JD Johnson – Michigan

JD Johnson was Rattler’s backup at Pinnacle High School. He is currently a 3-star recruit and has committed to play for Jim Harbaugh at Michigan. He is ranked as the #16 Pro-Style QB for the class of 2020 – and #389 overall.

Verdict: Poser QB1

Nik Scalzo – Kentucky

This has to be the least likable QB to appear on QB1 so far. The over-religious family, the Dad-Coach that really only cared about his son. A player focused on breaking school records. Scalzo’s year ended when he tore his ACL.

He arrived at Kentucky and tore the same ACL again – he is due to have surgery on the re-injured knee.

Verdict: QB-IR

Class of 2020

The next crop of players has been announced for the upcoming season of QB1:

Carson Beck – Georgia

A 4-star recruit out of Jacksonville, FL. He is the #5 pro-style QB in the class of 2020 – and ranked #149 overall.

Verdict: Future QB1

Bryce Young – Alabama

A 4-star recruit out of Santa Ana, CA. He is the #1 Dual-Threat QB in the class of 2020 – and ranked #31 overall.

Verdict: Future QB1

Anthony Richardson – Florida

A 4-star recruit out of Gainesville, FL. He is the #9 Dual-Threat QB in the class of 2020 – and ranked #263 overall.

Verdict: Future QB1

Wrap Up

Most of the players to appear on this show have found some playing time at the collegiate level. The most successful so far have been Fromm, Fields and Hartmann. Others, like Martell, seemed primed to make an immediate impact at the next level, but have hardly played. Regardless of what these guys have done so far, it will be interesting to see how their careers turn out.

– Buzz