Wildcats Thunder Football/Recruiting Analyst
The backup quarterbacks are watching and learning from Randy Sanders. Sanders' teachings have had a huge impact on Woodson, and they will be crucial in the development of the younger QBs.
Although not one of the more succesful football programs in the South over the last half-century, OTOH UK has had an interesing knack for developing talented QBs. There are many examples....Babe Parilli, Steve Meilinger, George Bland, Rick Norton, Bill Ransdell, Freddie Maggard, Tim Couch, Jared Lorenzen, and Woodson. If he stays healthy and continues to learn the nuances of the QB position from Sanders, I think Woodson has a chance to become the best on that list.
I believe Mike Hartline has a good chance now to become the next headliner QB at UK. UK's staff won't say this in public yet, but Hartline beat out Will Fidler last month for the back-up QB job. Although Fidler is the physically-stronger athlete, I believe Hartline has certain fundamental advantages, including more overall athleticism and sounder throwing mechanics. The next challenges for Hartline will be to (1) stay healthy, (2) listen to Sanders, and (3) hold off Matt Lentz next April (which won't be easy).
Friday, May 25, 2007