Friday, March 22, 2013
Who will replace Geno at WVU?
By Vince Verhei
There's a good chance that Geno Smith will be the first quarterback taken in next month's NFL draft. That's good news for Geno, but bad news for the West Virginia Mountaineers, who have to find some way to replace their leading passer. Dave Hickman of the Charleston Gazette says that while redshirt freshman Ford Childress has the size and arm that make scouts stop and stare, junior Paul Millard is likely the favorite to win the starting role in Morgantown.
"Millard, though, clearly has the advantage where knowledge and experience are concerned," Hickman writes. "Practically since the day he stepped onto campus two years ago and proved only that he could catch a shotgun snap, he's been Smith's backup. Coach Dana Holgorsen really had little choice given that in 2011 Millard was the only other scholarship quarterback on the roster and in 2012 he was joined only by the relatively raw Childress, who hadn't even become a full-time quarterback in high school until he was a junior."