Frankly there have been so many True Freshman Quarterbacks who have done extremely well as the starter that it is an endless list nowadays such as Matt Barkley USC, Casey Clausen vols, Chris Leak Florida, Josh Rosen UCLA, Matt LoVecchio Notre Dame, Wayne Peace Florida, Tanner Mangum BYU, Ron Reeves Texas Tech, Tom Savage Rutgers, Art Schlichter Ohio State, Drew Lock Missouri, Brett Rypien Boise State, Seth Collins Oregon State, Robert Griffin III at Baylor, and Philip Rivers N.C. State.
Look there was a time when True Freshman were NOT ALLOWED to play.
Nowadays in this MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR industry you have these really great players only 3 years and you damn sure can not afford to sit idly by 1 of those and NOT get his ass out there playing when he is head and shoulders better than the others.
Many of these truly great True Freshman Seasons by Quarterbacks are by in fact players who are nowhere near as good as Jacob Eason.
Kirby has already made SEVERAL MISTAKES as our head coach. You can find them here on this blog on the right in CATEGORIES alphabetically as “KIRBY CRITICIZED.”
He makes THIS MISTAKE and I will NEVER let him off the hook for it.
NEVER EVER NEVER.
Brad Smith at Missouri was redshirted but he should not have been.
Colt McCoy Texas was redshirted but he should not have been as MVP next 4 years in a row.
Marcus Mariota at Oregon was redshirted but he should not have been.
Sam Bradford was redshirted at Oklahoma but he should not have been.
Michael Vick was redshirted at Virginia Tech but he should not have been.
Johnny Manziel was redshirted at Texas A&M but he should not have been.
Tim Tebow was not named the Starter at Florida in 2006 but Chris Leak instead and all Tim Tebow did was win the NC for Florida by himself. This was a big mistake by Urban Meyer. Why hold this type of college QB back ? WTF ? Was Chris Leak or Tim Tebow the better college quarterback ? Well which all you pussies whose pussy decisions have held us back all these years here ?
DJ Shockley was redshirted 2001 and he should NOT have been as I said at the time on EVERY BLOG. We lost 4 games 2001 and if DJ Shockley had NOT been redshirted, we would not have lost all those 4 losses 2001.
Zach Mettenberger was redshirted 2009 and he should not have been but should have been the Starter Game 1 vs Okie State as I called for on EVERY BLOG on the Internet pre-game. Joe Cox had a chronic shoulder which did not allow him to even practice once and sometimes twice EVERY WEEK his entire career here AND he had the flu for Okie State requiring a separate charter flight to Stillwater. Aaron Murray was INJURED that Fall and could NOT PLAY. Mark Richt started and played ONLY Joe Cox the entire game and while Okie State was not even ranked in the AP Poll Top 25 for all of 2009 in the Final AP Poll 2009 Mark Richt LOST to Okie State because of this ERROR. We never got to see Zach Mettenberger. Well I went to THAT G-Day Game too. And he was clearly the BEST QB. He STARTED at LSU several years WON The SEC Championship and has gone on the a successful NFL career. Joe Cox ? What is Joe Cox doing ?
I ask you ?
Mark Richt told us that Joe Tereshinski III was a BETTER QB and our BEST QB – not Matthew Stafford.
I said at the time that was bullshit too.
In fact I have been PROVEN correct on this EVERY TIME I have made this recommendation.
And I have shoved it up the ass of Mark Richt EVER SINCE on all these guys.
He was an IDIOT.
Kirby is NOT. He will not cannot shall not cannot make this mistake 2016.
I do take him at his word.
And the NFL certainly has not been hesitant one iota at playing True Freshman Quarterbacks in the NFL as the Starter for the NFL either.
Times have changed.
This is 2016.
Wake up. With these offenses nowadays all these freshman quarterbacks I just named all did extremely well and frankly there is no good reason that Jacob Eason isn’t added to this impressive list of great freshman seasons.
I have criticized Dabo Swinney of Clemson for not Starting Deshaun Watson his Freshman season when we Georgia played him and he was clearly head and shoulders the BEST QB on the field that day and would have BEAT US had Dabo Swinney not taken Deshaun Watson OUT OF THE GAME against us.
You can not recruit in 2016 and beyond any longer and TRY to hold these True Freshman Quarterbacks back any longer. It will KILLL your recruiting. All by itself.
Everyone knows this list is ENDLESS of fantastic True Freshman Seasons by college quarterbacks in 2016.
You don’t and he will be drafted # 1 in the NFL Draft 3 years from now ANYWAY.
True Freshman QB who did GREAT : Jamelle Holieway won the NC as Freshman Oklahoma. Dan Marino Pittsburgh who NEVER LOST. Rick Leach Michigan who went on to start 4 years before drafted by Detroit Tigers winning 3 Big Ten Championships and 3 Rose Bowls. Tommie Frazier Nebraska who won back-to-back NC. Terrelle Pryor Ohio State when OSU had just won the NC and still had that QB. Chad Henne Michigan started all 4 years and had his BEST SEASON as a True Freshman. Eric Zeier Georgia was a True Freshman Starter who like all these others were HIGHLY REGARDED QBS who did NOT disappoint and he practiced in the Spring G-Day Game as well going 5-11 for 42 yds and TD Pass G-Day Game Freshman year as early enrollee setting school record for completions yds and SEC Record for Interception % only 1.39 % intercepted 1st Team All-America set 67 school records and 18 SEC Records and was successful in the NFL too is 43 now. The only good years of Ray Goff. Peyton Manning vols losing only to # 10 Alabama 13-17. Then the vols won NC after he graduated. John Bond Mississippi State who won 9 games which Mississippi State did not do for another 20 years. Cale Gundy Oklahoma who went on to be a 4-year starter at Oklahoma Assistant Head Coach now Oklahoma. Matthew Stafford Georgia – we LOST games before he was named Starter such as to 1-7 SEC Vandie only win over Mark Richt.