Top Navigation All-Access: With SEC spring games halfway over, let’s look at QB play –

Don’t blink, but nearly half of the SEC’s spring games are over with.

So why not take a look at the quarterback situations?

AUBURN – Jarrett Stidham was on the money but keep in mind it was first team vs. second team, etc. Still, he showed he’s more physically gifted than returning starter Sean White, who has battled and played through tough injuries. Hard to see anyone but Stidham taking the first snaps this fall and a bigger question may be who is the backup?

FLORIDA – It’s possible that 6-foot-6 redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks could be the starter as Luke Del Rio is injured. Franks looks the part and apparently has made big strides over the last year.

OLE MISS – It’s the Shea Patterson show for good now, as one of the top quarterbacks in the 2016 class started late last season but is poised for a big jump now. Even if he wears No. 20, and you rarely see quarterbacks wearing numbers higher than 19 and it looks unnatural.

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Nick Fitzgerald threw four interceptions in the spring game, but should still be among the upper echelon of SEC quarterbacks. It just depends on what’s around him since he’s no Dak but he’s not shabby either.

TEXAS A&M – Veteran Jake Hubenak is trying to hold off true freshman Kellen Mond and another youngster in Nick Starkel. This just doesn’t seem like a good situation for the Aggies going into the fall.

SOUTH CAROLINA – Jake Bentley is established and is the guy, as the more-hyped freshman quarterback in last year’s class is transferring in Brandon McElwain. Look for Bentley to ascend into being one of the SEC’s top quarterbacks this season.

VANDERBILT – Kyle Shurmur might be the most underrated quarterback in the league going into the fall as he threw for nearly 2,500 yards last season.

How would you rank these guys? We’ll talk spring football and more on’s All-Access this morning at 10 a.m. CT.


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