Here's a Rivals update on Steven Threet:
These were my favorite parts:
* "I can throw the ball and do a lot of the things mentally, like reading the defense really well and get the offense in the right play if protection needs to be changed."
* Threet stayed on to direct the Wolverines' offense in 2008, but it soon became obvious he was a 6-foot-5, 228-pound square peg trying to fit in a round hole. [Editor's note: It didn't seem to me that he was any sort of peg.]
In a related article (http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?SID=1144&CID=1061286):
* Threet is a hard worker with a high football IQ. He is good with his feet and has an underrated arm. And of all the quarterbacks, Threet's skills may be best-suited for what will be an offense that has been tweaked by Mazzone.
* ASU wants to run a one-back, multiple-receiver set that will feature the quarterback taking abbreviated drops and delivering the ball in a short passing game. The pass will be emphasized over the run. "We think thick the quick passes and screens can act like a running game for us," Mazzone says. "And we expect our quarterback to hit a very percentage of his passes."
Good luck with that, Homes.
Tom Dienhart is a standard, unimaginative sports columnist who seems inclined to take most information he gets at face value. No surprise there. But, I am curious about Threet's ceiling as a QB. That position is famous for its late bloomers, so I suppose, with more reps, he could become (say) John Navarre. Discuss.