CINCINNATI - OCTOBER 30: Chazz Anderson #14 of the Cincinnati Bearcats throws a pass during the Big East Conference game against the Syracuse Orange at Nippert Stadium on October 30 2010 in Cincinnati Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
With one quick off season signing Jeff Quinn has completely blew the existing scenario out of the water. Buffalo had Jerry Davis penciled in after he and Zach Zordich played to a stalemate all spring. A strong performance during the blue and white scrimmage seemed to give Davis the starting seat.
Today Coach Quinn has introduced a third serious player when he accepted the transfer of Chazz Anderson. Anderson is not Tony Pike, or Zach Collaros. Due to injuries he has had his share of work over the years. In 2008 he was briefly the starter and in 2009 he got a bit of mop up work while Collaros was promoted to the starter position.
He graduated from UC with one remaining year of eligibility and, because he is a graduate student, can enroll anywhere he wants with the ability to play from day one.
"I have known Chazz since his recruitment at Cincinnati and he is a tremendous young man, extremely mature, a dual-threat quarterback who makes our program better simply because of the kind of person he is. He will be given the opportunity to compete for the quarterback position, but like every member of our football team, he will have to go out and earn it. In our system, if you prepare like a starter and perform like a starter, then you become the starter. We have the same expectation for everyone of our quarterbacks." -- Coach Jeff Quinn
Anderson is not a shoe in for the starter roll but its hard to deny that their is a chance he can take the job away from Daviz and Zordich. He lived in the Kelly system for three years, that alone should give him a crack at the spot.
During his career, he completed 74-of-126 passes (58.7%) for 729 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Last season he backed up Collaros and completed 23-of-45 passes for 206 yards while rushing 19 times for 80 yards.
During high school Anderson Pickerington Central, to the state finals and earned Division II player of the year honors. When he signed with the Bearcats he was ranked among the top 40 dual-threat quarterback recruits in the nation after amassing more than 6,000 yards passing, including 50 touchdowns, and over 1,000 yards rushing in his prep career, while going 39-6 as a starter.
Will Anderson be the Starter come September?
Yes (40 votes)
No (2 votes)
42 total votes