It was a trying year for junior quarterback Joe Southwick; he constantly had to deal with rumblings from fans about the security of his job, not only for 2013, but this past season as well.
Southwick had the unfortunate task of replacing Kellen Moore, one of the greatest at the position in Boise State's history and the FBS leader in career victories at quarterback. Southwick actually did a decent job in 2012, considering the pressure that he was under to perform.
While it is no sure thing that Southwick will win the starting job for the upcoming season, he is definitely the favorite, and there are even reasons to suggest that the Danville, California native could have a breakout year.
The following list highlights five reasons Joe Southwick is poised to have a big senior season in Boise.