If you haven’t heard Max Duggan is a legit QB prospect that just verbally committed to TCU, Duggan is also from Iowa, yes that Iowa. Check out Max ballin’ out in his highlight video in the link below. Duggan will fit the TCU system well since he has a live arm, has some speed, and eats glass for breakfast.
Duggan’s commitment to the Frogs is shocking the college football world (Ok maybe just TCU and the B1G Conference) due to fact that he lives and plays in heart of the Big 10. This is surprising the Big 10 fans, but I am not shocked at all. 18 year old Elite Quarterback prospects want to throw the ball A LOT.
Big 10 Football game plan: Run, Run, Run, Punt; Run, Run, Run, Punt the ball back. Run, Incomplete Pass, Run, Punt.
The Big 10 punted the ball 962 times in 2017. The Big 12 punted the ball 603 times in 2017. I LOVE PUNTS.
Don’t believe me about the Passing Offenses? Check the stats:
Big 10 Conference – Total Passing Yards – 37,403
Big 12 Conference – Total Passing Yards – 37,255
When you first look at that stat you probably said “What the hell, the Big 10 had more passing Yards you dumba$$”. Well the Big 10 HAS 4 MORE TEAMS THAN THE BIG 12.
4 more teams, 4 more complete 2017 seasons of passing yards. Oh and of course I will take this deeper:
Big 12 Top 5 Passers:
- Mason Rudolph OSU – 4,904 Passing Yards – 13 Games
- Baker Mayfield OU – 4,627 Passing Yards – 14 Games
- Nic Shimonek TTU (I didn’t believe it either) – 3,963 Passing Yards – 13 Games
- Will Grier WVU – 3,490 Passing Yards – 11 Games (Missed 2 games with Injury)
- Kenny Hill TCU – 3,152 Passing Yards – 13 Games (Missed 1 Game with Injury)
Big 10 Top 5 Passers:
- Trace McSorley PSU – 3,570 Passing Yards – 13 Games
- Tanner Lee Nebraska – 3,143 Passing Yards – 12 Games (No bowl games since Nebraska Stinks)
- J.T. Barrett OSU – 3,053 Passing Yards – 14 Games (Left 1 game early in first half)
- Clayton Thorson Northwestern – 2,844 Passing Yards – 13 Games
- Brian Lewerke Michigan State – 2,793 Passing Yards – 13 Games
If your head hasn’t exploded yet, think about how big of an edge other schools will have in recruiting QB’s, i believe this played a major role in recruiting Duggan. It’s going to be increasingly more difficult for the Big 10 keep elite QB prospects when the other schools can pitch almost 1,000 more yards of passing offense, and fun football. Boring football doesn’t work well in recruiting blue chip QB’s. But on the bright side the Big 10 has some great punters! Be on the look out for more prospects picking schools that emphasize throwing the football.
And yes I am still mad about the 2015 playoff selection, screw the Big 10.
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