Found January 15, 2012 on The Duck Stops Here:
Special Guest article by Robert Ryan, author/publisher of the Duck Football and entertainment website "Searching for Akili Smith" Everyone knows Darron Thomas has left the program to make some dough in the National Football League where he is projected to be a fifth round pick at best while most experts believing he will be drafted since on average 12-14 quarterbacks are drafted each year. The quarterbacks behind him are incredibly talented and should be able to fill his position. There will be a drop off next year. No one can assume 24 wins and two conference championships can be replaced immediately. The schedule to start next year is incredibly forgiving with four straight home games against Arkansas State, Fresno State, Tennessee Tech, and Arizona, all of which lack strong defenses. The fifth game is at CenturyLink Field against Washington State, which also is without a strong defense. The new starting quarterback is going to have plenty of time to get comfortable....
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