Ohio State's quarterback battle hasn't really begun. While senior Braxton Miller (shoulder) and sophomore J.T. Barrett (ankle) recovered from surgery, junior Cardale Jones dominated the reps this spring. Rumors of Miller's potential transfer—Alabama? Florida State? LSU?—are just that for now; the Buckeyes' staff is confident he will be in summer camp.... None of Alabama's five QBs have started a college game. That will force coach Nick Saban to choose from among senior transfer Jakob Coker (Florida State) and a pair of freshmen, David Cornwell and Blake Barnett, who can learn on the job as AJ McCarron did back in 2010.... Georgia didn't solve its less-publicized three-man quandary over who will replace Hutson Mason. Sophomore Brice Ramsey, the presumed leader, failed to pull away from junior Faton Bauta and freshman Jacob Park. Regardless of which one prevails, Jacob Eason—the top-ranked pro-style passer in the 2016 class and the son of former NFL player Tony—plans to enroll in January.... At Kansas State, sophomore Jesse Ertz edged ahead of junior Joe Hubener, a former walk-on, in a showdown to replace Jake Waters. Early enrollee freshman Alex Delton could get snaps in a Wildcat role.... UCLA won't declare a starter from its four-man competition until the fall, but No. 1 pro-style recruit Josh Rosen (above) distinguished himself after enrolling in January. "Incredibly well," says coach Jim Mora of how Rosen has handled expectations, "considering he's supposed to be in high school preparing for the prom."
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May 18, 2015
- INBOX 14
- By Ben Golliver
Through Sunday, Blake Griffin had more triple doubles this postseason (three) than the rest of the league combined (zero). He's always been known as a scorer and a rebounder, but he's become a threat as a passer. Per SportVU, Griffin is averaging 70.4 passes per game in the playoffs, trailing only John Wall and Derrick Rose. His 6.9 assists per game are tops among power forwards and centers, and they are generating 17.0 points. (That's more than 2014--15 MVP Stephen Curry's.) Griffin has truly become a threat all over the court.
- By GREG A. BEDARD
Everett Golson announced that he's leaving Notre Dame, but that's not the only QB news