The numbers game: It’s very simple. There are 120 FBS starting quarterbacks. There are 32 NFL starting quarterbacks. As competitive as it is to start in the Pac-10 or the SEC, there are 88 fewer jobs in the NFL. Not to mention that NFL quarterbacks don’t graduate. They play until someone better comes along.
“The NFL teams can recruit the exact guys to play the exact system they want to play,” Stoops said.
That system hasn’t changed much in the last 30 years. It calls for a strong-armed quarterback big enough to withstand a beating. Colleges, on the other hand …