The countdown to the 2014 college football season is officially underway and spring practice has already begun or about to begin for some teams. August is six months away so there’s still a long ways to go before the first game is actually played, however, it’s never too early to look at the top players in college football as well as players that could be in line for a big jump in production. Today, Athlon Sports starts us off with a look at the quarterback position and they tab Louisville red-shirt sophomore quarterback Will Gardner as a name to watch for 2014.
Will Gardner, Louisville
There’s no doubt Louisville will miss Teddy Bridgewater. But Gardner is an intriguing option for new coach Bobby Petrino. The Georgia native completed 8 of 12 passes for 112 yards in mop-up duty last year and has upside to develop in the Cardinals’ new offense.