Tudor: Good QB = Good Record

“The Wolfpack will be good, just as it was a year ago. But good doesn’t always mean successful. A good Wolfpack team in ’04 finished 5-6 because the offensive line was hurt and lean and the quarterbacks were not good enough to overcome that one problem. The defense was good enough to win nine or 10 games, but defensive game grades count for nothing on the scoreboard. Dick Butkus, maybe the best defensive football player ever, once said he could stop touchdowns but not score them.

In football, if you don’t have a good quarterback, you usually don’t have a good record. The Wolfpack will go to August dealing with that uncomfortable reality.”

Caulton Tudor
News & Observer
April 17, 2005

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2 Responses to Tudor: Good QB = Good Record

  1. VaWolf82 04/19/2005 at 6:06 PM #

    “The next Philip Rivers still isn’t on campus.”

    I would be happy with the next Jamie Barnette, Terry Harvey, or just about any State QB all the way back to Erik Kramer. A running game and great defense used to be enough for Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, and Ohio State. OSU is still the only one trying to do it the “old way”. Tudor nailed it…..if you don’t have a good quarterback, you usually don’t have a good record.


  1. StateFans Nation » Blog Archive » Thank You, Mr. Tudor: Great State Fans - 09/26/2007

    […] Post-Script – As a related comment to the football-side of Tudor’s column where he posits that State’s struggling relies in part on poor quarterback recruiting and development from the previous staff; I submit this quote from Tudor originally written in April of 2005 regarding the importance of a good quarterback to a football team. […]

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