Which quarterback is the preseason first-team All-ACC?
Believe it or not, the research for the 2011 college football season is already in high gear. Seems like it was only yesterday when Auburn beat Oregon for the national championship, but as soon as one season ends, it's time to get ready for the next one.
As I am going through some of the teams and players for next season, something that stood out to me was the quarterbacks in the ACC. Virginia Tech's Tyrod Taylor earned first-team All-ACC honors last year, but finished his eligibility. NC State's Russell Wilson earned second-team honors, but may choose to play baseball, instead of returning for his senior year.
If Wilson decides to return - and the door isn't closed by any means - the senior is an easy first-team selection. However, if Wilson doesn't return, which player should get the pick to be the All-ACC first-team quarterback? Is it Maryland's Danny O'Brien or Florida State's EJ Manuel? That's how the thin and inexperienced the crop of quarterbacks stepping up in this conference will be in 2011.
Boston College's Chase Rettig and Clemson's Tajh Boyd came to campus with a lot of recruiting hype, but it's time for them to live up to that this season. Duke's Sean Renfree has a solid receiving corps, but must cut down on his interceptions to be considered an All-ACC quarterback. Is Jacory Harris going to show up to the season opener a changed quarterback or will Stephen Morris wrestle the starting job away?
So many questions, very little answers before spring practice opens.
Which quarterback should be first-team All-ACC in 2011? Message me on twitter - AthlonSteven - and let me know your selection.