Clemson football: Tigers are “QBU” of the BCS/CFP era


One could argue that Clemson football’s run of Tajh Boyd, Deshaun Watson, and Trevor Lawrence as multi-year starters at quarterback during the BCS-CFP era of college football is second to none.

Over the weekend, ESPN put out its top-ranked schools at both the quarterback and running back positions. However, Clemson football was left off of their QB’s list despite having the ACC’s second all-time leading passer in yards and all-time leader in passing touchdowns and two other quarterbacks that lost less than three games in college and each won a national title.

Not only did ESPN leave the Tigers off of this list, but they had the audacity to list teams like Texas A&M, Ohio State, Florida, and Auburn. None of which have had a trio like the Tigers in the history of their programs.

Both Boyd and Watson are Top 3 in ACC history in passing touchdowns, while Lawrence sits at number 11. Should Lawrence throw at least 31 touchdowns again in 2020, he will pass Philip Rivers for second place all-time in conference history.

Yet, these three were nowhere to be found among the best trio of program quarterbacks according to ESPN. One could make the rational and intelligent argument that this trio should be the number one ranked group of all-time.

The Top 3 groups according to ESPN, were USC with Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, and Sam Darnold, Oklahoma with Sam Bradford, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray and finally Oregon with Joey Harrington, Marcus Mariota and Justin Herbert.

The fact that Clemson football was not among this group with Tajh Boyd, Deshaun Watson, and Trevor Lawrence makes this the worst QBU argument we have ever seen. The Clemson quarterbacks have more yards, more touchdowns, more wins, more national title appearances and more national title wins than the other schools in the Top 3.

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If this is the type of ridiculous content ESPN is going to put out while we are all stuck at home, we are all better off watching home makeover shows instead.