Maybe it is becasue I played QB, but why is it when we discuss our QB situation the argument comes up that Denard is such a great athlete that if he just spent the summer learning to be good at reading defenses and passing than he could be a superstar (paraphrased loosely). I absolutely agree that Tate will never learn to be a great athlete with 4.4 speed. However, I am a firm believer that the skill set it takes to be a QB is born into people just like speed is. In the last couple of years, it seems like there is this idea floating around that you can take an athlete and just 'make' a QB. The concept is as rediculous to me as saying that a doctor has great diagnostic abilities so with a summer of practice he could work for NASA designing research craft. If Tate isn't the QB I think he is and Robinson is better, he should play. I just don't think the fans or the coaching staff saw Robinson in HS and thought that he was a D1 QB talent. They saw a D1 athlete and hoped he could learn to be. I do think the coaching staff thinks of Garder as a legitimate QB, though, which gets me excited about his future. P.S. strong arm does not = QB skill set. Joe Montana had a sissy arm, Jamarcus Russell has the best arm most scouts have ever seen.
"Though I received no official response to these sophisticated and elegant tweets to the Illini Athletic Department, I would like to think that Beckman spent the evening prank calling everyone in Illinois named George McLellan and then ordering an absurd amount of hats off an internet haberdashery to hoard in his home's hat annex."