This week, we’ve been talking about Georgia Tech’s quarterback competition. Today, we’re gonna take it a step further. What if none of the quarterbacks currently on the roster win the job? I’m sure you’re wondering why or even how would that happen. The only other quarterbacks on the roster are walk-ons and while that would be a great story, they don’t have a great chance of winning the starting job this season. Well, you’re absolutely right.
This year has proven to be unpredictable if nothing else. At this point, I’m not even 100 percent sure football will be happening this fall. In fact, there have already been whole leagues at lower levels of college football who have decided to cancel their seasons.
Current status of Fall football across all conferences and divisions (7/30, 2pm ET)—assuming MIAA reports are correct, only 1 D3 conf is left! NAIA has a big meeting on Friday. Thanks to those who've updated us and feel free to DM us corrections: pic.twitter.com/NlD8d8pOrM— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) July 30, 2020
This could set a very interesting precedent. As of right now, there are some teams that are planning to play football this Fall and some that aren’t. Now, let’s say one of these players on a team who won’t be having football this Fall still wants to play. It’s technically not too late to transfer.
Now, I will go ahead and say, I don’t think this will happen, but let’s have some fun. Looking at the chart that Reddit CFB posted, there’s one conference in particular that I’m keeping an eye: the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Who of interest plays in the MVFC, you ask? Well, my friend, the reigning champions of FCS Football for the last three years, the North Dakota State Bison, that’s who.
I don’t know how much you all follow the Bison, but they’re often pretty good, and right now, they’ve got someone very special at quarterback: Trey Lance. Last season, Lance accounted for 42 total touchdowns for the Bison (28 through the air and 14 on the ground). Oh yeah, he also didn’t throw any interceptions, so that’s pretty cool too.
Now, before you all say I’m crazy, I know. This absolutely isn’t going to happen. If for no other reason, Lance really doesn’t have a reason to transfer to Georgia Tech. He didn’t grow up anywhere around here and is not majoring in anything engineering-related, but it’s a fun thing to think about.
What if the unthinkable did happen and a player from a team who cancelled or postponed its season transferred to another team so they could play in the Fall? I feel like the NCAA would almost have to grant immediate eligibility, though it is the NCAA, so your guess is as good as mine on that.
Anyway, I’m gonna take off my tinfoil hat now and let y’all talk about it. Do you think we could see something wild and crazy like this happen this year? Do you think it would work?