Top 10 Husker Things to Watch in 2007 - #9
Where was I?
Oh yeah...things to watch for this year.
#9 - The QB battle
For some reason...perhaps boredom, the Nebraska coaching staff felt that this spring's practice was just too boring. JC Keller had just gotten a slap on the wrist for throwing a hissy fit in a parking lot, and the usual tools sat in a 1/2 full stadium to watch a scrimmage. No biggie. But what started right before that was intriguing, namely the "battle" going on between JC Keller and Joey Ganz.
Please re-read that last line.
Forgive me if I'm a bit ignorant on the subject, but isn't J.C. Keller a Heisman candidate? (Your words, not mine) Isn't he a proven high-caliber quarterback who "shredded" Pac-10 defenses before his teammates had had enough of his crap? Did he have brain surgery or something? I only ask because now he is mentioned in the same breath as a guy who threw 13 total passes last year.
All-world and guy who throws for tons of yards vs. USC and LSU.....and Joey Ganz. But then again...Ganz WAS the 2004 scout-team player of the year for NU...so who am I to judge this outstanding talent?
So if this is the case...if this is a true "quarterback controversy" that has erupted in spring camp...that only leaves me with 4 conclusions:
- JC Keller is really really overrated
- JC Keller is so good, he may get drafted in mid-season
- Joey Ganz is on steroids
- Joey Ganz has nude photos of Bill Callahan at a donkey show in Tijuana.
Am I the only person on earth who thinks this is a bit odd? Why would you bring a guy in with actual credentials (although a 'questionable' personality to say the least), and then announce to the world that he may lose his job to some career bench-warmer with 13 whole passes under his belt? However, if you think about it, there is really only one reason they would truly be doing this: To soften the blow if/when the inevitable mutiny takes place.
Think about it..he's not injury prone. He's obviously not THAT bad of a player (although far from the biblical figure you people make him out to be). He's obviously not in danger of leaving. Even a moron who once coached the Raiders can figure out that a guy who had one of the best arms in the Pac-10 (your words, not mine) can beat out a career bench-warmer. If you have a better explanation why a coach who makes over $1,000,000 per year would say something so dumb that it defies logic...please let me know.
Perhaps it's just a ruse? Perhaps it's just a way to keep J.C.'s ego in check? Perhaps Callahan really IS that stupid? Regardless of why he's doing it, it's pretty easy to see that no matter how it ends up, the faux "QB controversy" will be something to watch in 2007. (Well, until Keller quits or is demoted by his teammates)