Hawaii Coach Norm Chow knows a thing or two about quarterbacks – he coached six first-round NFL draft choices and three that won the Heisman Trophy in Ty Detmer at Brigham Young and Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart at USC.
He had this to say about Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr on Tuesday on the Mountain West conference call: ‘’I think what really got me is how smart he was. He had time to throw the ball, he found the right guy, he found the right match ups and he made perfect throws. That first throw was lucky, everybody knows that. You know, he just heaved it. It was third-and-forever and he heaved it and our safety kind of got spun around. But the rest of the throws were tremendous. He’s a junior, I don’t have any idea what his future plans are, but he certainly would be a guy that would be a high-round draft choice. He knew where to go with the ball, and that’s exciting.’’