Heat is on as QBs battle for starting jobs

There are plenty of quarterback jobs to be won (and lost) in August. Todd McShay makes his starting QB predictions for some of the nation's best teams.

Updated: August 10, 2006, 2:40 PM ET
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
Much can change during summer camp.

However, as it stands right now, it seems abundantly clear that Arizona State has decided on Sam Keller as its starter over sophomore Rudy Carpenter and that Florida has elected to stick with incumbent Chris Leak as its triggerman instead of turning over the reins to freshman phenom Tim Tebow. In both cases, though, expect the young backup to see playing time throughout the season.

Many other quarterback battles across the country remain undecided, though. Here is the breakdown of the battles that project to have the biggest impact on college football's national title hunt this season. The teams are ranked according to my preseason predictions.

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