When a college football quarterback is evaluated, intelligence is a major factor in assumed success. Having a guy leading the offense who can grasp concepts easily and understand an offense quickly is always a plus.
Having a high level of scholastic aptitude doesn’t always translate to positive results on the football field, especially since school smarts and football smarts don't always go hand in hand, but pointing out the smartest quarterbacks in college football is still an endeavor worth exploring.
Using factors like having declared major, completing a degree early and college rankings according to the U.S. News and World Report’s latest edition, determining the top minds calling the shots in college football may bring surprises with some of the talent found on the list.
As the 2012 season approaches, here are the top 10 minds making audible calls this fall.