Ok, this argument has gone on so long in another thread, I can't even follow it anymore. I created this one to start over. Everyone who wants to argue this, come with your argument for or against Steven Threet over Tate Forcier (or Beaver). Here's my argument to start.
Now, to preface this, I like Threet, think he's a good kid, that works hard. I just don't think being smart will help his ability. I've said that the star rankings once you get to the 4 and 3 stars, are blurry sometimes. If you look at who they've been offered by, it will give you a better feel for what coaches think of their ability. Here are Steven Threet's numbers and offers:
4 Star QB 9th ranked pro style QB in the country. Looks good so far right, well here's the problem. Here's the top 10 quarterback's that year:
1: Jimmah Clausen - Notre Dame
2: Ryan Mallett - Michigan
3: John Brantley - Florida
4: Mike Paulus - North Carolina
5: Peter Lalich - Virgina
6: Pat Bostick - Pittsburgh
7: Jarrett Lee - LSU
8: Robert Marve - Miami
9: Steven Threet - Georgia Tech
10:BJ Coleman - Tennessee
Threet had offers from:
Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, N.C. State, Stanford, Wisconsin, Central Michigan, Miami of Ohio
So tell me how he compares to Tate Forcier who has Michigan coaches and receivers comparing his arm to Chad Henne, with offers from major programs across the country. A kid that runs a 4.5 40.
My argument to the accuracy claim is that there will be more options with a kid (tate) who knows when to run, and when not to. A kid that, at the college level, is fast enough to make defenses respect him.
I like Threet, but he doesn't have the talent to keep his job for all of next year.