No Questions Here About Proctor
In 2005, Will Proctor had his coming out party in the Orange and White game. He showcased what he was capable of doing, and the coaching staff was able to be completely comfortable with putting him in the game, if Charlie Whitehurst went down. Proctor had his first showing as the starter last Saturday in the Orange and White game, and it was not one that will be remembered, which should come as no surprise.
Proctor did not pass the test last spring. Proctor simply showed what he could do in practice. Proctor passed the test, when he first stepped on the field. With the lights turned on in front of 80,000 people, Proctor led a fourth quarter comeback to beat Texas A&M that is when he passed the test.
No one was happy to see Proctor struggle on Saturday, especially himself, however it does not mean Clemson has a question mark at quarterback.
Several writers and editors will put that Clemson has question marks at quarterback, but not this writer.
Proctor will play a different role in this offense. Offensive coordinator Rob Spence will utilize the mobility Proctor possesses, and he will gear the offense to put Proctor in a situation to succeed. There are several factors that will get overlooked, when judging Proctor’s spring game performance.
First, he only had two starters on the offensive line. He will benefit from five returning starters along the offensive front. Secondly, his three biggest weapons James Davis, Chansi Stuckey, and Aaron Kelly were not at his disposal.
It may be a stretch, but if you take away any quarterback’s top three weapons, they will probably struggle.
Will Proctor be the best quarterback in the ACC, most likely not, but he is talented enough to be the starting quarterback, who holds up the trophy in Jacksonville, Florida come December.