Credit University at Buffalo Bulls head football coach Jeff Quinn with this much: his never-say-die attitude resonates throughout the locker room. The players believe in his system and have fought tooth and nail on multiple occasions this year.
But with just two wins Ė one in the Mid-American Conference Ė and seven losses, itís time to start reevaluating. And the position it starts with is quarterback.
Quinn lured an old pal, Chazz Anderson, from Cincinnati in hopes that a quarterback with Big East experience would help propel them back toward the top of the MAC East. It hasnít.
Itís not to take anything away from Anderson. Heís as good of a guy as you will ever meet and he has played well at times. He became the first Bulls quarterback to throw for more than 400 yards since joining Division I in 1999 and his five rushing touchdowns on the season are more than any at the position in the programís history.
But the bottom line is this: Anderson has three games worth of college football eligibility remaining and the Bulls are dead in the water. Itís time to rely on the teamís mantra, ďNext Bull in.Ē
Behind Anderson are sophomore Alex Zordich and true-freshman Joe Licata.
Zordich narrowly lost the job in a four-way battle over the summer and has made brief appearances in two games this season, connecting on 4 of 8 passing attempts for 30 yards. For Licata, itís an entirely different story. Heís yet to appear in a game and if the plan isnít to give him a red-shirt designation, there is absolutely no reason he shouldnít see a little live action.
If ever there was a time to make a move itís now. The Bulls have a bye this week before facing Eastern Michigan, which is one win away from being bowl-eligible. Beating the superior opponent on the road would be a good morale-builder for the Bulls. Doing so with one of their young quarterbacks would set the tone for the future.
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