Boise State Football: Is There Life After Kellen Moore?

. .Contributor IFebruary 24, 2010

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 04:  Quarterback Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos looks over to his sideline in the second half against the TCU Horned Frogs during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 4, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Whether Boise State's quarterback Kellen Moore stays one more year or stays through his senior year, he will be the best quarterback in Boise State history and could potentially have the numbers to be among the best who ever played college football.

Since becoming a starter, Moore is a one-point loss to Texas Christian away from being 27-0. He has led the Broncos to their highest ever ranking, and one of the biggest wins in school history.

But will there be anyone to fill the legendary quarterback's shoes?

The recruiting class of 2009 is the best quarterback class in school history, with Joe Southwick and Mike Tamburo. Southwick was a three star recruit and no. 25 QB in the 2009 class, while Tamburo was a two star recruit and three year starter at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Ga.

Southwick was a two-year starter for San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, California and a first-team all-conference as a senior and second-team all-conference as a junior. He also lettered once in baseball and basketball.

Both Tamburo and Southwick will be redshirt freshmen in 2010.

Southwick, however, has a greater upside in Boise State’s system because he is more of a traditional drop-back quarterback compared to Tamburo, who is a great scrambling quarterback.

Southwick threw 71 touchdowns and only 19 interceptions in his high school career, to go along with 7,000 passing yards.

Also, both great leaders on and off the field. said one of Tamburo’s greatest strengths were his leadership skills. Southwick led his high school team to a to the CIF-NCS 3A and Section title, while Tamburo led his team to the 5A Georgia state championship game as a junior, but was unable to win the game.

I believe Moore will stay for the next two years and get his degree before he enters the NFL Draft. He has too good of a head on his shoulders to leave Boise State without a degree. But when he does leave, he has two great quarterbacks to take the reins.