Penn State, Houston, Texas Tech, Cal and Florida State Using Freshmen QBs Without Fear

Does USC really need to be conservative with first-year quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Wittek? Three of the nation’s top seven quarterbacks in passing yards per game are freshmen. One of those is a walk-on!

Look at freshmen numbers:

Jared Goff, true freshman, Cal, 72-115, 935 yards, 4 TDs, 3 Int., 137.2 rating

Christian Hackenberg, true freshman, Penn State, 45-64, 589 yards, 3 TDs, 3 Int, 153.7 rating

Jameis Winston, redshirt freshman, Florida State, 25-27, 356 yards, 4 TDs, 0 Int, 252.2 rating
John O’Korn, true freshman, Houston, 34-46, 340 yards, 3 TDs, 0 Int, 157.5 rating
Baker Mayfield, walk-on true freshman, Texas Tech, 64-90, 780 yards, 7 TDs, 0 Int, 169.6 rating
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  • Tom Oday

    And Alabama, Mississippi State, and Tennessee could be in deep do-do according to Yahoo. Slap on the wrist time again.

  • CrouchingBruin

    And Brett Hundley was a red-shirt freshman last year.

    • Cheap seats

      What about Marriota? Freshman as well..

      • CrouchingBruin

        And last year, Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy as a red-shirt freshman.

  • Golden Trojan

    Still got 11 games to go. Let’s see if Kessler can progress in spite of Kiffin.

    • marvgoux1

      QB psyches are very fragile- hope he can survive the boos and loses without losing his confidence. Look what happened to Leinart in the pros.

  • TrojanConquest

    His system doesn’t seem conducive to plugging in new QBs. Hard to believe this guy was considered an offensive wiz-kid. Look at the Eagles on Monday night.

  • sureshot32

    It’s Kiffin. It’s all Kiffin.

    You play not to lose… you lose. It’s that simple.

  • B.Miller

    Wolf, That’s not fair.. All those schools have better coaching than USC, better play calling, and better Offense Schemes..

    We have 2 QB’s that have been in the Kiffin offense for 3 years, and cant succeed all because of LAME KIFFIN!

  • steveg

    I disagree. Freshmen in a sophisticated pro style system need time. Even Kessler is still working on his reads and he has been the system for 2 or more years.