Boeckman, Flynn bring leadership, not star power to QB position

Updated: January 5, 2008, 5:11 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- If Ohio State and LSU had reached the BCS National Championship Game a year ago, the matchup of quarterbacks would have set a Division I-A record for hype. The Buckeyes' Troy Smith had won the Heisman. The Tigers' JaMarcus Russell had won the hearts of NFL scouts, as the Oakland Raiders would prove with the first pick of the NFL draft.

A year later, the matchup of quarterbacks is between LSU's Matt Flynn, 22, and Ohio State's Todd Boeckman, 23, both of whom waited for four ...

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