Cal quarterback Jared Goff may be the nation's best passer, and many college football fans probably haven't watched him play. Goff, who is coming off a 3,973 yard, 35 touchdown season, has upped his game as a junior. Goff is completing 73.1 percent of his passes for a gaudy 9.66 yards per attempt, and has nine touchdowns and two interceptions on the year. In complimenting his quarterback in a piece on Sports Illustrated's Campus Rush, head coach Sonny Dykes evokes the name of recent Heisman winner Jameis Winston, but also takes a shot at the former Florida State star in the process.
“He does some stuff I’ve never seen anybody do before,” Dykes says. “He gets the ball out so quick. He sees things. He’s got all the stuff. Physically, he’s still real skinny, and when [NFL scouts] get around him, they’re going to go, Am I really going to give this guy $100 million? Other then that, there’s not one negative thing you can say about the guy. He’s humble, he’s hard-working and loves football. There’s not one single skeleton in his closet. He’s all the stuff that you want. He’s never stolen crab legs, any kind of that stuff. You don’t have to worry about all that with him.”
Goff may never have the same team achievements of Winston, who led Florida State to a national championship as a redshirt freshman, but if he keeps putting up crazy numbers, he may emulate him in another way: as a top NFL Draft pick.