It is game week for the Arizona football team. The Wildcats have completed a fall camp somewhat shrouded in mystery, but we know a lot more about the team than we did a month ago. Here is a quick overview of the quarterback position.
10 Matt Scott 6-3, 197, RS Sr.
7 B.J. Denker 6-3, 195, Jr.
9 Javelle Allen 6-2, 204, Fr.
17 Josh Kern 6-5, 200, Fr.
13 Jack Nykazza 6-1, 190, Fr.
*12 Nick Isham 6-0, 195, So.
(*Ineligible this season due to NCAA Transfer Rules)
Matt Scott gives the Wildcats an experienced, reliable starter and a player well suited for Rich Rodriguez's offense. Scott has always had talent. He won the starting job over Nick Foles prior to the 2010 season, only to lose it after three games. He has proven he can move the football, 2,310 total yards in those five starts.
B.J. Denker has done enough to impress the staff that he as assumed the No. 2 spot allowing Richard Morrison to return full-time to receiver and JUCO walk-on Alex Capallini to change positions. Denker is a passing quarterback who can run and looks like he is capable of running the Wildcat offense.
True freshman Javelle Allen is the team's No. 3 quarterback and it will be interesting to see if the Cats try to get him some snaps this year or work to preserve his redshirt. He's a pure duel threat QB who seems to be perfectly suited to the Wildcat offense.
Jack Nykaza is a walk-on quarterback from Wilmette, I'll., while Josh Kern is more of a pro-style passer, but did run some read option spread in high school.
Waiting In The Wings
Nick Isham is a walk-on transfer from Louisiana Tech who could be a factor a year from now. He started several games as a freshman a year ago, but left the school at the conclusion of the season after losing his starting job.
Matt Scott has the talent to be a top-5 or better quarterback in the league. He has experience, ability and is a perfect fit for the Arizona offense. As long as he is healthy, the Arizona offense should be able to move the ball.
The real question is if Scott can stay healthy. If Scott does get hurt, that could be a disaster for the Wildcats. If Scott stays healthy, then the offense should shine.