Bobby's Blog: B.J. Daniels was the ultimate Yo-Yo QB for USF

5:01 PM, Nov 4, 2012   |    comments
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B.J. Daniels' career is most likely over barring some kind of miracle. It's a terrible way to see your college days end, with the broken ankle he suffered last night. B.J. was always a guy that seemed to find a way to keep the Bulls in it ... good or bad.

He seemed to keep USF close when his team trailed in big games. He also let other teams stay close with his untimely errors.

His biggest moment may have been his first moment. Stepping in for the injured Matt Grothe, he led the Bulls to the biggest win in school history. He led the Bulls to a win over Florida State in his hometown and in his first career start. The script was Hollywood worthy, but the promise of new heights that USF fans expected after that win never really blossomed with B.J. as the leader.

A lot of fans kept hoping for more. He was too feast or famine. In his 42 career starts, he only threw for 250 yards or more nine times. USF won most of those games (7-2), but were five games under .500 when he didn't throw for big yards.

In 17 of his starts, he threw the same number or more interceptions than he threw touchdowns. In 17 starts, he didn't throw an interception at all. In 15 starts, he didn't throw for a touchdown at all.

He's great. He's awful. He's GREAT! He's AWFUL!

He's the ultimate yo-yo QB. It's not all bad. He did set the school record for rushing scores (25) and is one of just three Big East players to gain over 10,000 career yards.  

You either loved B.J. or were screaming at your TV for his backup to get in the game. He won 21 starts and lost 21 starts. Now, his career ends just like his predecessor's did: an injury in his senior season.

The next Bulls QB now has to step up in his place. I'm eager to see what the next few years have to offer under center at USF.

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