The Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A: JUCO Recruiting, ACC Coaching Changes, and More

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Quincy Patterson has the tools, but he’s still very raw. (Photo by Ivan Morozov)

1) How would you approach Quincy Patterson heading into the Military Bowl? Would you plan extended minutes in order to get a better sense for how he stacks up before closing out the season, or give more time to Ryan Willis to show what he has got before, presumably, needing to compete with Jackson and Patterson again in the off-season? – hokiehill1117

Chris Coleman: Quincy Patterson has played in three games this season, which means he’s eligible to play in one more without burning his redshirt.  If they wanted to, the coaches could start Patterson and play him every snap of the Military Bowl, and he’d still be a redshirt freshman at the start of next year.

They aren’t going to do that, though.  In our limited time of seeing Patterson this year, I believe he’s pretty good at the read option game, but he’s well behind the other quarterbacks in the passing game.  That’s to be expected, as he came from a high school with a very primitive passing attack.