The position has had a roller coaster summer so far this summer. However, with Russell Wilson committing to play for Wisconsin in 2011, the news just got better for a conference that prides itself on tradition.
The Terrelle Pryor departure has left the crown for best QB wide open. As many as five teams have a chance at having a first team all-conference selection at the position.
The difficulty is who will rise to the challenge. Each player has their own unique set of issues to deal with this year, and many will deal with difficulties they have never faced.
The top two passers from last year are gone, and there are three new coaches looking to make their own marks in their first year. There are a lot of up-and-coming dual-threat QBs, but still some seniors running the old pro-style offense.
Whatever the style the first conference championship game is the prize, and it is certainly going to require a competent leader to get any team there.