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Joe Southwick Named Starter

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Joe Southwick was named as the staring QB for Boise State today.

Can’t say it surprised me considering the separation I saw last Saturday during their open scrimmage. Joe looked like he was on top of things (but still needs to learn a bit about composure), while the other quarterbacks – including the over-hyped (at this point) Nick Patti – looked OK at best. Joe Southwick does have the qualities you want in a QB – size, leadership, good arm, and apparently enough smarts to understand the complicated BSU playbook. I think he will do just fine.

While Nick Patti looked great during the spring game – after being here less than six months – I am guessing most of what he showed was pretty impromptu. Now that he is expected to be able to run more than a couple simple plays from the playbook – with all of the QB determined options involved – he’s going to have to go through the paces of the learning curve that all BSU quarterbacks go through (even Kellen Moore).

What did surprise a little was the timing of the announcement. I thought coach Pete would announce 5 minutes before the kickoff next Friday, but I guess he wanted to eliminate that distraction for this next week.

Joe Southwick Quotes

Here’s a few quotes from the Idaho Statesman from Joe and Pete.

Petersen on Southwick: "He knows the stuff. He knows our system inside and out. And like we've said, there's a lot there. And we'll always pare our system to play to our quarterback's strengths and how much a guy can actually learn and assimilate will dictate our game plans. But mentally, we can do as much with Joe as anybody we've had at this point."

Petersen on Southwick: "The next move is for him to go onto the games and gain confidence. Unfortunately for us and for Joe, this probably isn't a great team to go against and gain confidence."

Southwick on spring ball: "It was definitely a little different. I think it was pretty exciting for me, a chance for me to step up and show what I can do with the first team. This is a new era almost for Boise State."

Southwick: "That's something Coach Pete and me have talked about, limiting turnovers and not taking sacks -- those are two categories in college football and the NFL that dictate a lot of what happens in a football game. If we can improve in those two areas, we'll have a shot."

Southwick, asked about Petersen's comment that his competitiveness was a strength and a weakness: "There's no doubt I'm a very competitive person by nature. But you're right -- sometimes I need to be able to restrain that a little bit."

Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/08/26/ccripe/joe_southwick_named_boise_state_football_teams_starting_qb#storylink=cpy
I am also glad they activated true freshman running back Jack Fields. He was very impressive in that scrimmage. Between DJ Harper, Drew Wright, Jay Ajayi, and Jack Fields, Joe Southwick will have tons of help in the backfield this year.
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    • LA Boise Fan
    • December 23, 2013
    Reply

    Why Are People Completely Counting Boise State Out For Next Year? I understand we are losing Kellen Moore. We have Joe Southwick, Nick Patti, and Grant Hedrick to take care of that. We have DJ harper and all receivers except Shoemaker and Efaw returning, and on defense we have most of our secondary back. We finally recruited a kicker.
    @Boise Brett: DJ is coming for a 5th season due to an injury waiver, along with Jarrell Gavins and 2 others

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      • Admin
      • December 23, 2013
      Reply

      Part of the problem with Boise State is that a 10 win season is not considered a great season. I see them winning 10 games next year. It will be tough to replace 18 starters especially early in the season. Southwick got some valuable experience last year but he is no kellen moore. If they can pull an upset against Michigan State then watch out. Boise…………………………..State………………..Boise…………………State……………

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    • ProfessorAndrew
    • January 4, 2014
    Reply

    Who Will Be The Best 10 College QBs This Year? I will name much more than 10 and let you decide who your top 10 will be.

    Matt Barkley – USC
    Landry Jones – Oklahoma
    Denard Robinson – Michigan
    Keith Price – Washington
    Braxton Miller – Ohio State
    Tyler Wilson – Arkansas
    Ryan Aplin – Arkansas State
    James Franklin – Missouri
    A.J. McCarron – Alabama
    Tyler Bray – Tennessee
    Teddy Bridgewater – Louisville
    Connor Shaw – South Carolina
    Aaron Murray – Georgia
    B.J Daniels – USF
    Collin Klein – Kansas State
    Jeff Tuel – Washington State
    Tahj Boyd – Clemson
    Casey Pachall – TCU
    Geno Smith – West Virginia
    Seth Doege – Texas Tech
    Derek Carr – Fresno State
    E.J. Manuel – Florida State
    Logan Thomas – Virginia Tech

    And still others could be the best, particularly new starters.

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    1. Reply

      Matt Barkley (USC)
      Landry Jones (Oklahoma)
      Casey Pachall (TCU)
      Denard Robinson (Michigan)
      Aaron Murray (Georgia)
      EJ Manuel (FSU)
      Tyler Wilson (Arkansas)
      Tyler Bray (Tennessee)
      Joe Southwick (Boise St.)
      Colin Klein (Kansas St.)
      Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech)

      View Comment
    • LA Boise Fan
    • February 14, 2014
    Reply

    Why Are People Completely Counting Boise State Out For Next Year? I understand we are losing Kellen Moore. We have Joe Southwick, Nick Patti, and Grant Hedrick to take care of that. We have DJ harper and all receivers except Shoemaker and Efaw returning, and on defense we have most of our secondary back. We finally recruited a kicker.
    @Boise Brett: DJ is coming for a 5th season due to an injury waiver, along with Jarrell Gavins and 2 others

    View Comment
      • Admin
      • February 14, 2014
      Reply

      Part of the problem with Boise State is that a 10 win season is not considered a great season. I see them winning 10 games next year. It will be tough to replace 18 starters especially early in the season. Southwick got some valuable experience last year but he is no kellen moore. If they can pull an upset against Michigan State then watch out. Boise…………………………..State………………..Boise…………………State……………

      View Comment
    • Sluggerr
    • March 3, 2014
    Reply

    Who Will Be The Best 10 College QBs This Year? I will name much more than 10 and let you decide who your top 10 will be.

    Matt Barkley – USC
    Landry Jones – Oklahoma
    Denard Robinson – Michigan
    Keith Price – Washington
    Braxton Miller – Ohio State
    Tyler Wilson – Arkansas
    Ryan Aplin – Arkansas State
    James Franklin – Missouri
    A.J. McCarron – Alabama
    Tyler Bray – Tennessee
    Teddy Bridgewater – Louisville
    Connor Shaw – South Carolina
    Aaron Murray – Georgia
    B.J Daniels – USF
    Collin Klein – Kansas State
    Jeff Tuel – Washington State
    Tahj Boyd – Clemson
    Casey Pachall – TCU
    Geno Smith – West Virginia
    Seth Doege – Texas Tech
    Derek Carr – Fresno State
    E.J. Manuel – Florida State
    Logan Thomas – Virginia Tech

    And still others could be the best, particularly new starters.

    View Comment
    1. Reply

      Matt Barkley (USC)
      Landry Jones (Oklahoma)
      Casey Pachall (TCU)
      Denard Robinson (Michigan)
      Aaron Murray (Georgia)
      EJ Manuel (FSU)
      Tyler Wilson (Arkansas)
      Tyler Bray (Tennessee)
      Joe Southwick (Boise St.)
      Colin Klein (Kansas St.)
      Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech)

      View Comment
    • LA Boise Fan
    • March 19, 2014
    Reply

    Why Are People Completely Counting Boise State Out For Next Year? I understand we are losing Kellen Moore. We have Joe Southwick, Nick Patti, and Grant Hedrick to take care of that. We have DJ harper and all receivers except Shoemaker and Efaw returning, and on defense we have most of our secondary back. We finally recruited a kicker.
    @Boise Brett: DJ is coming for a 5th season due to an injury waiver, along with Jarrell Gavins and 2 others

    View Comment
    1. Reply

      Part of the problem with Boise State is that a 10 win season is not considered a great season. I see them winning 10 games next year. It will be tough to replace 18 starters especially early in the season. Southwick got some valuable experience last year but he is no kellen moore. If they can pull an upset against Michigan State then watch out. Boise…………………………..State………………..Boise…………………State……………

      View Comment
    • Sluggerr
    • March 24, 2014
    Reply

    Who Will Be The Best 10 College QBs This Year? I will name much more than 10 and let you decide who your top 10 will be.

    Matt Barkley – USC
    Landry Jones – Oklahoma
    Denard Robinson – Michigan
    Keith Price – Washington
    Braxton Miller – Ohio State
    Tyler Wilson – Arkansas
    Ryan Aplin – Arkansas State
    James Franklin – Missouri
    A.J. McCarron – Alabama
    Tyler Bray – Tennessee
    Teddy Bridgewater – Louisville
    Connor Shaw – South Carolina
    Aaron Murray – Georgia
    B.J Daniels – USF
    Collin Klein – Kansas State
    Jeff Tuel – Washington State
    Tahj Boyd – Clemson
    Casey Pachall – TCU
    Geno Smith – West Virginia
    Seth Doege – Texas Tech
    Derek Carr – Fresno State
    E.J. Manuel – Florida State
    Logan Thomas – Virginia Tech

    And still others could be the best, particularly new starters.

    View Comment
    1. Reply

      Matt Barkley (USC)
      Landry Jones (Oklahoma)
      Casey Pachall (TCU)
      Denard Robinson (Michigan)
      Aaron Murray (Georgia)
      EJ Manuel (FSU)
      Tyler Wilson (Arkansas)
      Tyler Bray (Tennessee)
      Joe Southwick (Boise St.)
      Colin Klein (Kansas St.)
      Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech)

      View Comment
    • Sluggerr
    • May 17, 2014
    Reply

    Who Will Be The Best 10 College QBs This Year? I will name much more than 10 and let you decide who your top 10 will be.

    Matt Barkley – USC
    Landry Jones – Oklahoma
    Denard Robinson – Michigan
    Keith Price – Washington
    Braxton Miller – Ohio State
    Tyler Wilson – Arkansas
    Ryan Aplin – Arkansas State
    James Franklin – Missouri
    A.J. McCarron – Alabama
    Tyler Bray – Tennessee
    Teddy Bridgewater – Louisville
    Connor Shaw – South Carolina
    Aaron Murray – Georgia
    B.J Daniels – USF
    Collin Klein – Kansas State
    Jeff Tuel – Washington State
    Tahj Boyd – Clemson
    Casey Pachall – TCU
    Geno Smith – West Virginia
    Seth Doege – Texas Tech
    Derek Carr – Fresno State
    E.J. Manuel – Florida State
    Logan Thomas – Virginia Tech

    And still others could be the best, particularly new starters.

    View Comment
    1. Reply

      Matt Barkley (USC)
      Landry Jones (Oklahoma)
      Casey Pachall (TCU)
      Denard Robinson (Michigan)
      Aaron Murray (Georgia)
      EJ Manuel (FSU)
      Tyler Wilson (Arkansas)
      Tyler Bray (Tennessee)
      Joe Southwick (Boise St.)
      Colin Klein (Kansas St.)
      Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech)

      View Comment
    • LA Boise Fan
    • June 1, 2014
    Reply

    Why Are People Completely Counting Boise State Out For Next Year? I understand we are losing Kellen Moore. We have Joe Southwick, Nick Patti, and Grant Hedrick to take care of that. We have DJ harper and all receivers except Shoemaker and Efaw returning, and on defense we have most of our secondary back. We finally recruited a kicker.
    @Boise Brett: DJ is coming for a 5th season due to an injury waiver, along with Jarrell Gavins and 2 others

    View Comment
    1. Reply

      Part of the problem with Boise State is that a 10 win season is not considered a great season. I see them winning 10 games next year. It will be tough to replace 18 starters especially early in the season. Southwick got some valuable experience last year but he is no kellen moore. If they can pull an upset against Michigan State then watch out. Boise…………………………..State………………..Boise…………………State……………

      View Comment

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