Colleague Ryan McGee recently wrote a story for ESPN The Magazine that called 2016 the “Year of the Running Back” in college football. Based on the returning star power at the position, it’s difficult to argue otherwise.
A related thought: That means it’s a “down year” for quarterback play. But, really, that’s subject to change.
Here are five impact quarterbacks, many of them in their first year as starter, who coaches believe can alter the narrative by mid-October.