I believe Nick Patti will redshirt next year and here's why.
Nick Patti is easily one of the best, if not the best, QB recruit to ever come to Boise State. Not saying he is better than Kellen, in fact it pains me to even put the word "better than Kellen" together (i threw up a little typing it again). But he is the most highly touted QB recruit to come to BSU.
With that said, I strongly believe he will redshirt next year. Not because he isn't talented enought, he's already more talented than our QB's imho, but because the BSU offense is so complex i don't see him winning the starting role based on that. Kellen redshirted when he got here, even though he already knew our playbook better than everyone. This offense is one of the most complex you will find and it takes time to understand.
We already have 3 QB's that have been here for at least a year or two and have been tutored by the genious that is Kellen Moore. I dont see Coach Pete starting someone who doesn't fully understand the system over someone who has a very firm grasp on it, whether or not they are less talented. This is another rebuilding year and why should he possibly squander one of Patti's years when you already have 3 QB's that can run the system.
I'm not saying he doesn't deserve it or he can't win the job, but I think he is a little over matched in the understanding of the offense compared to everyone else. Do I think he can win it? Hell yes i do but our other Qb's have plenty of skill and more than enough knowledge to run the offense without too many glitches. So i believe it would be the best thing for Patti if he redshirted, mastered the offense like Kellen did, and then unleash the fury that is Nick Patti on the world after that.
There is no reason to rush to Patti as the starter when we have plenty of very good QB's to step up and run this offense, that have been in the system for a while, that have good relationships with the current offense, and have been able to learn from the Surgeon himself. Let Patti get comfortable and then lets see what he can do. I think that is the best way to do, but I'm not a College Football coach for reason so i'm probably wrong.
This is my first post so don't be too rough on me.