College Football: Another all-too-early quarterback depth chart

Texas State quarterback Tyler Arndt drops back against Texas Tech last year.

Texas State quarterback Tyler Arndt drops back against Texas Tech in last year’s home opener.

Let’s get right to it.

If the season started tomorrow (which would be not soon enough for Texas State football fans and too soon for Bobcat coaches), senior Tyler Arndt would be the starting quarterback. Arndt worked hard in the offseason to get to this stage and he’s easily the most consistent quarterback of the lot.

Even though Arndt doesn’t look 100 percent comfortable running the option, his ability to move the ball through the air and not turn the ball over separates him from the pack. Out of the quarterbacks left standing, Arndt is the best passer and has yet to be intercepted in fall camp.

Behind Arndt (in order) are redshirt freshman Jordan Moore and senior Duke DeLancellotti.

When it comes down to it, DeLancellotti is closer to Moore than Moore is to Arndt and turnovers have a lot to do with that. Moore can’t shake the turnover bug or as the coaches like to call them, ‘glitches.’ DeLancellotti is making the most of each opportunity he’s given and that’s keeping him in contention.

Look for true freshman Tyler Jones and redshirt freshman Fred Nixon to split time with the scout team. Jones appears to be a bit overwhelmed by the college game and Nixon is just “there” (best way to put it).

Depth Chart (As of August 16)
1. Tyler Arndt
2. Jordan Moore
3. Duke DeLancellotti
——–
4. Tyler Jones
5. Fred Nixon

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7 responses to “College Football: Another all-too-early quarterback depth chart

  1. Two questions.. One, does arndt look better than Rutherford was last year ? Two, if arndt doesn’t look comfortable in this off why don’t the coaches change it up or why haven’t they already if he’s been the projected starter since spring?

    • 1. Comparing Arndt to Rutherford is difficult. When it comes to running the option, a mobile quarterback, like Rutherford, is always going to look smoother making things work than a passer, like Arndt. That is obviously flipped when that quarterback is sitting in the pocket.

      2. While Arndt doesn’t look 100 percent comfortable running the option, he is solid enough to make it work. Arndt is betting than each quarterback when throwing the ball and is consistent, which is what truly matters.

  2. Jake T

    I’m excited about the QB decision, but have you seen anything from Jamel James yet, or is he a redshirt this year? As far as I know, he’s the first ESPN top 300 recruit we’ve had (and was the 20th best RB in the country for this recruiting year).

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  4. Wayne

    What happened to Nixon since he got to college?….he was such a talented player in hs, looked like he would be serviceable at worst in college.

    • Nixon is overmatched. He learned he couldn’t save himself with his legs as much as he did in high school and he didn’t adapt. Survival of the fittest at this level, compared to high school.

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