In light of recent events, namely Ryan Finley breaking his ankle, the OBNUG blokes thought it prudent to deliberate on the new quarterback situation. I thought that was weird and said we should talk about it instead. Damien, how bout you get us started: Who will be the starting quarterback?
To answer the question in a straightforward manner: Rypien gets the start. Stuart gets time as a change of pace QB who most likely will run option-centric plays. Short yardage plays, or to give Virginia a different look if Rypien struggles.
Or, just be ready now and be ready to lead. You know. Whatever works.
I'll admit I'm one of the masses that was very desirous to see a freshman start because of a little someone called Kellen Moore. To be blunt, Rypien is the only quarterback on the roster with Kellen Moore's resumé (albeit better in some categories) and after a roller coaster ride at the position over the last 4 seasons, I think I'm just ready to develop a guy that's going to be nigh unstoppable as a sophomore and beyond. Ask yourself this...if the Bronco offense is going to be ineffective—as it largely was in the first two games—would you rather it be at the hands of a "game manager" soph or a true freshman with a much higher ceiling? I know that I would rather have the latter because the Broncos' '15 defense—coupled with a soft conference schedule should mask most freshman shortcomings. And I hate to call Finley a game manager, but in my mind he's more in the mold of Taylor Tharp—at least for the time being. A good QB that has an experience edge on a frosh, but not much edge anywhere else. I also happened to watch the game on Friday night and Rypien was the only QB that looked poised, calm and that ran the offense with any kind of tempo...the kind of tempo that Boise State used to gash teams with.
Rypien's play looked very Kellen Moore-esque, and since performance in a game is the only factor that should matter (not height or age or dental work), I agree that now might be Rypien Time.