Should Cody Green head to Boise State?

June, 1, 2011
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One of the more interesting schools mentioned as a possible landing spot for former Nebraska quarterback Cody Green is Boise State.

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Eric Francis/Getty ImagesCody Green has the mobility, but does he have the accuracy as a passer to fit into the Boise State offense?
This would make sense for Green, who is looking for a new home after failing to win the starting job with the Cornhuskers. Kellen Moore is graduating after 2011. Once Green sits out this season because of transfer rules, he would be immediately eligible to compete for the starting job in Boise in 2012. He would get to spend a year learning the offense, and learning behind Moore would be invaluable.

But would he actually win the starting job? That is a great unknown. Currently, Moore is the only quarterback on the Boise State roster who has started a game, so inexperience behind him is a huge question. Though he has been a career backup, Green has started four games in the past two seasons. So he would give a big boost when it comes to playing time.

Is that enough for him to win a starting job? Joe Southwick is the current backup and headed into his redshirt sophomore year, which means he has had plenty of time to learn the Boise State offense. He also had an opportunity to take about one-third of the snaps this spring as Boise State began getting him more reps so he could develop. Southwick also had more responsibility in the meeting rooms as well.

Freshman Grant Hedrick had a good spring and could push Southwick for the backup job once the fall begins. Boise State has another quarterback in Jimmy Laughrea coming to school this fall and has a verbal commitment from Orlando quarterback Nick Patti for the class of 2012. There might be inexperience, but there is no shortage of talent.

You also have to wonder whether Green would be a good fit for the wide-open Boise State offense. Nebraska runs a completely different style. Green is not as big of a runner as Taylor Martinez, but he would have to improve his accuracy to have any shot at being a starter in Boise. His accuracy is average -- 55 percent in 2009 and 53 percent in 2010 -- and he has thrown five touchdown passes and three interceptions. Moore has never completed less than 64 percent of his passes in his career.

Green certainly has talent and would bring experience to the position. But is that enough to make Boise State the perfect fit? We shall wait and see.

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