Ever since Terrel Hunt threw the punch that ejected him from Friday’s win over Villanova, there has been chatter of him possibly getting benched for Austin Wilson (including here on the Fizz). Sorry to those clamoring for Wilson, but that is simply not the answer right now.
Should Hunt have known better and controlled himself? Absolutely. Was Hunt lighting it up against Villanova before he was ejected? Not exactly. But make no mistake, Hunt is the starting quarterback and should be when the Orange take the field next weekend against Central Michigan.
Hunt was chosen to be the starter largely because of his experience last year. He showed growth, most notably culminating in the Texas Bowl where Hunt won the MVP. But this year, Hunt was supposed to show continued growth. Just because he didn’t play well against Villanova doesn’t mean he won’t still show he is a better player. Also, one instance of “poor judgment,” doesn’t make him a bad person or necessarily a bad leader.