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Boise State quarterback competition: Joe Southwick is hypothetical starter, hypothetically speaking

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BOISE, ID - SEPTEMBER 24:  Joe Southwick #16 of the Boise State Broncos looks for a receiver against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Bronco Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Boise, Idaho.  (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - SEPTEMBER 24: Joe Southwick #16 of the Boise State Broncos looks for a receiver against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Bronco Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
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The competition to become Boise State's new quarterback will be long and hard and full of speculation that is completely blown out of proportion by bloggers like me. Speaking of which, here's some now!

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As Boise State's new offensive coordinator, Robert Prince would know a thing or two about who would start a hypothetical game against a hypothetical opponent in college football's hypothetical Week Absolute Zero. But is the Southwick theoretical start based more on merit or seniority?

It's impossible to tell since I do not have Robert Prince on speed dial nor would he care to answer my calls, texts, or Facebook pokes if I did. My best guess as to the predictive value of Prince's statement is that some reporter bothered him into giving some answer / any answer about the question that will be asked a billion times more between now and August 31 and Prince obliged to get everyone off his back. So, no real predictive value, I'd say.

(Half of Bronco Nation just breathed a sigh of relief, one quarter of Bronco Nation vehemently disagrees, and another quarter of Bronco Nation is pretty sure Southwick will have a hard time beating out Kellen Moore in the fall.)

Also making moves in the QB derby is new recruit Nick Patti who arrived on campus a semester early so that he could take part in winter conditioning and spring ball. No news on Grant Hedrick or Jimmy Laughrea. Shoot, Laughrea could be a tight end now for all I know.

Your turn

How does the hypothetical Joe Southwick start make you feel? Nervous? Excited? Wistful? Share your thoughts in the comments.