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Old Dominion's Ron Whitcomb shares his in-depth evaluation process for QBs


Old Dominion quarterbacks coach Ron Whitcomb, who added the title of offensive coordinator prior to the 2014 season, has an impressive proven formula when it comes to developing quarterbacks.

Whitcomb tutored Taylor Heinicke, who won the FCS version of the Heisman as a Sophomore before going on to lead the program the few seasons during their important transition to the FBS ranks. As a four year starter, Heinicke finished his career third all-time among FBS quarterbacks in total yards of offense (16,279), sixth in career passing yards (14,959), and fourth in career touchdowns (132).

Coach Whitcomb's last two quarterback pupils (Heinicke and Thomas DeMarco) garnered a plethora of honors, including the FCS National Performer of the Year, the Walter Payton Award Winner (Heinicke), the Jerry Rice Award Runner-Up and being named to the Walter Payton Award Watch List.

The list of their accomplishments - on and off the field - go on and on, so you get the picture.

Interestingly enough, over the weekend, Whitcomb shot fired off this tweet detailing his evaluation process for the quarterback position. It's provides an in depth look at how he breaks down, and scores high school quarterbacks.

Every coach in the country has their own method, but with Whitcomb's track record of success with the position, we figured this was certainly worth sharing.


Do you have a similar evaluation sheet for your position? If you have something you feel is worth sharing with the rest of the coaching profession, shoot it to me @CoachSamz or via email at