Football Report: Big Ten QB to lead final drive
Here’s a hypothetical for Big Ten fans: Which Big Ten quarterback would you want leading your team on a final drive? BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina discussed the topic a few weeks ago, and here were their answers. Plenty has changed since then, though, so we posed the question to our “Football Report” analysts Monday night. Watch their answers in this video.
Interestingly, neither Howard Griffith nor Chris Martin took Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez, the quarterback fresh off a third double-digit, second-half comeback in five Big Ten games.
Nope, Griffith’s answer came down to the system this hypothetical team runs.
“If you talk about spread, you’d be hard pressed not to take a guy like Braxton Miller or Denard Robinson,” Griffith said. “If you’re running a pro-style offense, Matt McGloin has been outstanding and unbelievable. So much of it depends on your style of offense.”
Fair enough. Martin, meanwhile, prefers the hot hand.
“You know, I might take Cam Coffman,” Matin said. “I’d put him in there. He’s a guy that’s heady, he’s making good decisions with the football. He doesn’t turn it over.”
Who do Big Ten fans pick? Cast your vote below.
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