It was confirmed this week that Georgia will welcome a heralded quarterback to campus in a little less than a month. But this week one signal caller who recently left the Classic City found a new home. Faton Bauta will be transferring to Colorado State, coached obviously by his former quarterback coach and offensive coordinator, Mike Bobo.
CSU seems like a decent fit for Bauta. Obviously he's familiar with Bobo, what he wants from his quarterbacks, and the offense (coordinated successfully last season by former Bulldog offensive line coach Will Friend). The Rams averaged 30.2 points per game, good for 4th in the Mountain West, behind sophomore starter Nick Stevens. Stevens completed 62% of his passes and threw for 2369 yards and 23 touchdowns. Though he did have a tendency to turn the ball over some, he appears solidly entrenched as the starter for 2016.
That may be part of the reason backup Coleman Key announced earlier this week that he's transferring. Key was the only other quarterback on campus who saw action in 2015, so there's a pretty good opening for a guy like Bauta to step into the #2 role. If Stevens goes down Coach Bobo will have a guy who already knows his system ready to step in. And Bauta won't have to learn a third coordinator's scheme in three years.
Here's wishing the famously hard-working Faton Bauta success in the Rockies. Also, he didn't go to Auburn, so he's got that going for him. Until later . . .