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The Top Ten Big East Story Lines for 2004

5. Best Quarterback? Is that Multiple choice?

In the recent history of the Big East, there have always been one or two QBs that the entire conference could look to as the best; this year, however, no such claim could be made. Each of the top guys have significant positives, but negatives as well. West Virginia’s Rasheed Marshal may be the frontrunner, especially when you look at his amazing athletic ability and the fact that he has Chris Henry to throw to, but he is also a guy that is used to running an offense with a great RB behind him (more on that later). UConn Dan Orlovsky probably has the most natural QB talent, but he has subpar weapons to work with and this is his first season in the big time. Rutgers’ Ryan Hart is probably the enigma of the group. Already he has 2 years of starting experience, including all skill positions returning, including Freshman All America, Brian Leonard, but at the same time he is carrying around the Rutgers stigma of having just bad players. Even Mike McMahon, one of the best QBs in team history, wasn’t drafted until the 5th round. Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and BC are all struggling with battles for the starting job, or at least confusion at the position, and all are to the point that even if a consistent starter is found among the group, the possibility of one having a Matt Leinart-type breakout is very unlikely. Also, believe it or not, Temple’s Mike McGann has some talent, but is struggling with the lack of talent around him and whether or not he can get through a whole season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     



























 







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