In the course of college football history, numerous programs have been referred to as “Quarterback U” and therefore celebrated as a breeding ground for illustrious passers.
But what criteria are used to classify a school as a top caliber QB factory?
Is it the number of QBs drafted into the NFL? Is it total Heisman Trophy winners? Is it Super Bowl starts? Or instead is it total years played in the pros and a gross prolific statistical resume?
What about considerations regarding timing?
Yes, should there be a firm “start date” that doesn’t reach back too far in time (i.e. the all important “modern era” of football), and how do you approach programs that haven’t produced a prolific passer in the last decade?
The following slideshow attempts to use all the above ingredients, and then splashes in a generous dose of subjectivity to rank the top 25 college football QB manufacturing plants in our great nation.