All the talk from Wednesday's Sugar win by Louisville, was how poorly Florida played. The sloppy play on offense, and a defense that looked as human as it had all season. Seemingly little talk is about the real reason Louisville won last night, Sophomore Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The threw and scrambled his way to the game MVP for the Cardinals down in NOLA, a fine performance indeed.
The fact is, college teams, and football teams in general, have their most success when they have the right person under Center. Quarterback isn't just the most important position on the team, it might be the most important position in sports. It's a pitcher that throws everyday...just depends whether they are more David Price than Homer Bailey, if you know what I mean.
Look back at schools, and their history in football...and watch the bump when they have great QB play. The only years Ole Miss has been good are the Manning years; Archie and Eli. Nebraska won National titles with Tommie Frazier and Eric Crouch, two of college football's greats. Marshall won with Chad Pennington and Byron Leftwich, but what have they done since? To win you need the Quarterback!
Bridgewater showed that on Wednesday...you have the QB, you have a chance. When you check out your teams recruiting classes, keep looking until you see "QB". If they are good, maybe you will be too. If not, well, there is always next year.