SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011
JU Football Season Outlook: The Quarterbacks
Third in a series
Unit coach: Kerwin Bell
Overview: If ever there was a team that was relying on one person for its success, at least early on, it is 2011 and senior quarterback Josh McGregor. A Walter Payton Award candidate, it’s no secret that the Dolphins’ offense will go as far as McGregor can take it. Behind him is a gaggle of freshmen including redshirt Trevius Folston, who appears to be the backup, Kade Bell, Garrett Mohr and Alphonso Evans. The youngsters are starting to ease the minds of coaches as they seemingly are starting to find themselves. But, the issue remains – they are freshmen.
Key Returners: Josh McGregor, 3,049 yards passing with 32 touchdowns and only seven interceptions last season.
Key Losses: None.
Promising Newcomers: Trevius Folston, Kade Bell, Garrett Mohr, Alphonso Evans.
Unit Strengths: McGregor. He knows the offense as well as anyone who has played for coach Kerwin Bell. The unquestionable team leader and he is very capable of handling the expectations.
Unit Weaknesses: The backups. Although improving, they’re all freshmen.
Coach’s Quote: “The big thing is, knock on wood, we’ve got to keep Josh healthy. If we don’t, I think we’ve got a couple of guys who can go out and perform the offense we want to do; make the right checks, get us in the right place and we’ll go from there. We don’t’ have to continue to prove that position.’’ – Coach Kerwin Bell
-- Jim Nasella