Purdue Football: Is the Quarterback Question Answered with Caleb Terbush?

James EvensCorrespondent ISeptember 6, 2011

Purdue has always been a school of quarterbacks. It in fact boasts the Cradle of Quarterbacks which includes two current NFL starters and a Hall of Famer. 

With such hype around all quarterbacks that attend Purdue, fans were left with a serious question this season when projected starter Rob Henry went down with an ACL tear, something Purdue fans are all too familiar with.

Caleb Terbush got the start against Middle Tennessee and had a decent game going 19 for 33 for 219 yards and two touchdowns, but did have an interception.

It seems that Purdue decided to stick with Terbush for mainly short passes as there was not much attacking down the field, but this is very typical for this current coaching staff.

The problem is that a question still remains with the quarterbacks.

Although walk-on Sean Robinson was given a shot after the Boilermakers could not score, he flopped and failed to complete a pass, basically eliminating him from contention, but what about Robert Marve?

Marve, the former Miami standout and Florida High School Player of the Year, is still recovering from an ACL injury and will likely be ready to go soon.

WIll Danny Hope give Marve, who is the more talented quarterback, a shot? Or will the Boilermakers stick with Terbush?

What Marve brings to the table is speed, along with a huge arm; it would fit better with Purdue's quick pass, short run, somewhat option style offense.

This is a question that will be asked by Purdue fans throughout the season, unless Terbush can really break out.  

After such a shaky win in the opener, surely the coaching staff is considering all options. 

James Evens serves as a National Featured Columnist for college football and basketball, as well as the FC for the Purdue Boilermakers.     Follow him on Twitter or "like" him on Facebook.