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Joe Southwick stepped foot in to a nearly impossible situation in 2012. After four consecutive years of Kellen Moore directing the offense on the field for the Boise State Broncos, rewriting record books along the way, Southwick was charged with replacing one of the all-time greats in school history. It is an unenviable task to have to be the next guy in line following an all-time legend of sorts, but as so many in college football have done before, Southwick was given that responsibility.
Boise State had built a reputation for high-scoring offenses over when Moore was the quarterback. Matching those numbers seemed unlikely for anyone given the roster turnover at Boise State in 2012, but Southwick became a scapegoat of sorts for what appeared to be a struggling offense, with some Boise State loyalists going so far as suggesting Southwick just is not the right guy to lead the Broncos offense. But is that really fair?
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