In an ideal world, true freshman quarterbacks would warm the bench and fetch water for the two or three accomplished quarterbacks sitting ahead of them on the depth chart while they redshirted.
But most college football teams don't live in an ideal world. For some, a true freshman playing immediately is a life or death question. This fall, they will ask for immediate contributions from kids, who just had so much fun at prom—Oh my God, awsum! Titans 4-ever :)
I shouldn't be so hard on these kids (raise your hand if you didn't go to prom? Yep, right here).
But for these 10 programs (and two more who are signing JUCOS; though not strictly true freshman, they should have a pretty big impact), getting these kids on campus as soon as possible is imperative to the stability of the program—whether in the short, middle or long term.