July 19, 2009

Ganter Leads Quarterback Competition

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Replacing a starting quarterback is not always an easy task, especially if he was an established three-year veteran. Throw in the fact that he led the Ivy League in passing yards last year and ranks as the second all-time passing leader in school history, and then it nearly becomes impossible. (Oh yeah, he was also mentioned in an episode of “The Office”).
The candidates to replace Nathan Ford ’09 include rising senior Ben Ganter, sophomore Adam Currie and junior Ty Siam. Ganter, the early favorite, may also split time with rising senior receiver/quarterback Stephen Liuzza when the Red employs an NFL-style “Wildcat” offense.
Ganter can expect heavy scrutiny in the early season, but his strong arm, good pocket presence and knowledge of the playbook should serve him well. Ganter looked sharp in the spring scrimmage, completing 15-of-25 passing attempts for 194 yards, one touchdown and no turnovers.