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I am expecting Frazier to come out of spring ahead of Wallace. Then, in the fall, the battle will be between Marshall and Frazier for the starting role. If Frazier wins out, I think Marshall may be moved to safety. I believe JJ will be redshirted (actually, I hope we are good enough at QB that we will have this luxury) and run the scout team for a year before becoming #2 in 2014 with the starting role being his in 2015. For the first time in a long time, I expect a returning starter in 2014 and 2016... perhaps 2017.
My 2 cents... WDE
I love how everybody counts Jonathan Wallace out...
Regardless of the offense that we ran last year, Frazier looked extremely hesitant, inaccurate, and ineffective. Jonathan Wallace threw and ran with both confidence and motivation. He looked leaps and bounds better than Frazier and I don't see any logical reason whatsoever why Frazier should have a leg up on Wallace just because he was Gus's guy when he was recruited. Malzahn is a smart coach and is going to want the most effective QB in the game and Wallace showed with every chance he got that he can be much better than Frazier.
Wallace and Tre Mason were the ONLY bright spots those last five games. Don't forget that Wallace threw as many TD's in his first five pass attempts of the season as Frazier threw in 116 attempts. He completed 68% of his passes for 181 yards against UGA'a defense. He has the intangibles and has shown to have the measurable skills, too. I think we'd be crazy to give the ball to Frazier over him.
I will chime in with my opinion here and include a few different viewpoints.
I think Wallace will leave the spring in the lead but that will mean nothing entering fall practice. Eventually, I think Wallace will be the back up to Marshall.
Frazier. I am not counting him out but I think that his wasted freshman year hurt him and last year put some nails in him that he might not be able to recoup from. He is a natural leader and is a gifted athlete, everything you could want from a quarterback. Unfortunately, I think he has been pretty damaged and beaten up in his first two collegiate seasons.
Johnson should, and most likely will, redshirt and be a two year backup before really competing in '16 as a junior. If Frazier wins out then he could compete in '15.
Smith will more than likely moved to become a very good receiver.
This leaves us with Marshall. The kid is a hell of an athlete and wasn't brought in to play back up quarterback. If he doesn't win out over Wallace and Frazier then he could wind up as a corner again.
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