We here at the Quarterback Scramble would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the great signal callers around college football, all those kids who scrapped their way into (and, in some cases, out of) the Heisman Trophy race, for making the 2011 regular season so freakin' entertaining.
And I'm not talking about guys like Andrew Luck, Kellen Moore, Brandon Weeden and Matt Barkley necessarily—the ones we knew would be terrific—though they certainly deserve some praise and, as such, will receive some.
No, I'm referring instead to the surprises of the season, the guys who came out of nowhere and dazzled us with their play—Robert Griffin III, Case Keenum, Chandler Harnish, etc.
When they were on national TV, that is.
The true beauty of college football as a sport is the element of surprise coupled with the thrill of seeing some dude scramble out of trouble and chuck the ball 30 or 40 yards downfield for a score.
Okay, so maybe the parameters aren't THAT strict, but you get what I mean, don't you? The NBA likes to say it's where amazing happens, but that phrase applies much more accurately to Saturdays on the gridiron.
Or Tuesdays and Wednesdays, if you play in the MAC.
Now, all we're left with is a protracted bowl season full of boring matchups, shameless product pushing and, of course, BCS controversy.
But before we all get too wrapped up in who's playing who in the Toilet Bowl presented by Roto Rooter, let's have a look at the quarterback rankings—brief this week, after all the DNPs from Championship Saturday—as we approach the holiday season.
Note to all my die-hard fans who can't live without their weekly Top-25 fix: There will be one more, final edition of the QB Scramble to come after the bowl season, so sit tight.