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Breaking Down the BSU QB Battle

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Everyone in Bronco Nation has one burning question coming out of spring ball: Who is our starting QB? Twitter and local sports talk are abuzz with theories of dual- or even triple-QB systems, hot takes on whether we need to start a freshman or a seasoned vet, and innumerable experts on ACL rehab timeframes.

Here at OBNUG, we believe in bringing you the very best insider information. While we don’t have a solid answer straight from Buster Bronco’s horsey mouth, we’re pleased to present you with a quick breakdown of the QB battle. Keeping with recent Supreme Court rulings regarding sports gambling, we’ve also included gambling information about who has the best odds to start.

CHASE CORD

STATS: 6’2”, 206 lbs, RS Sophomore

BIO: Hailing from Peoria, AZ, Chase got his start (and his name) by running down iguanas in the desert, then flinging them expertly into large buckets. While recovering from a knee explosion, he’s been spotted throwing footballs into breadbaskets. Despite his injury, many pundits believe he’s the de facto front runner in the race.

STARTING ODDS: 5/2

JAYLON HENDERSON

STATS: 6’1”, 207 lbs, RS Senior

BIO: A journeyman QB who worked his way to Boise from UTSA via JC transfer, Jaylon is the sexy underdog pick, or perhaps the outright favorite in the event that Chase Cord’s bionic knee isn’t ready. Depending on who you ask, you might hear he was the most ready QB this spring. Jaylon’s offseason hobby is producing content for his Youtube channel, focusing primarily on socks.

STARTING ODDS: O/U 4.39

HANK BACHMEIER

STATS: 6’1”, 200 lbs, Freshman

BIO: After he was not selected to follow in Henry Cavill’s footsteps as the next Man of Steel for the DC movie universe, Bachmeier turned his chiseled good looks into football gold. A popular fan pick for starter, some of our sources say he might be our (fresh)man under center this fall. Other sources disagree.

STARTING ODDS: +27.5

KAIDEN BENNETT

STATS: 5’11”, 182lbs, Freshman

BIO: After putting up some ungodly video game numbers in his last year of highschool, Kaiden Bennett took his talents to Boise, and promptly made some noise in the mix for starter. Despite being a freshman, Kaiden has proven to be an exceptional talent. Will it translate to a starting job this fall? Our magic 8-ball said “Ask Again Later” before Damien dropped it.

STARTING ODDS: -200

RILEY SMITH

STATS: 6’4”, 207lbs , RS Freshman

BIO: Rounding out the new kids is a familiar face from the scout team last season. Riley is the token Florida Man on a team dominated by Texans and Californians, so look for him to make headlines, either on the gridiron or the police blotter, Riley’s roommate says he eats an inordinately large amount of bananas.

STARTING ODDS: Dealer’s Choice

NICK PATTI

STATS: 5’10”, 196 lbs, RS Senior

BIO: Once an absurdly popular fan favorite on Twitter, Nick Patti faded into obscurity and eventually transferred out of Boise State. However, our sources on Twitter say there’s “definitely a good chance, possibly” that #TeamPatti will be back for fall camp and the starting job. You can’t believe everything you read on Wikipedia, but we have a good feeling about this one.

STARTING ODDS: $10 pays $11

MELLEN KOORE

STATS: 6’0”, 200 lbs, RS Senior?

BIO: A relatively unknown walk-on grad transfer from the Dallas area, Koore has a “see it to believe it” mustache game. While he seems to have a great grasp of the BSU playbook already, his arm strength and size leave something to be desired. He’ll probably get some looks in fall camp, but don’t look for him to play beyond the scout team.

STARTING ODDS: Not Great, Bob

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