So here is a list: Jim Brown. Ernie Davis, Donovan McNabb
and wait for it.... wait...
That's right folks, albeit a day late which I believe should be forgiven due to yesterday's wall to wall Favregasm, Greg Paulus was named the starting QB at Syracuse University for the 2009 campaign. Now, some of you may remember Mr. Paulus, who after being named Gatorade National High School Football Player of the Year four years ago, opted to go play for Duke. (apparently his childhood dream was to continue in the long line of mediocre white Duke point guards that have played under Coach K.)
Man did he accomplish that goal!
Not only did he turn into a complete defensive and offensive liability while at Duke, but he lost his starting job senior year. Thankfully, he spent his final season enrolled in Duke's top rate post-grad assistant coaching program, which the Blue Devils offer to its long line of talentless players. (I believe that you get fitted for the asistant coach's suit your freshmen year.)
But fear not Greg Paulus fans, despite his failed basketball career and a four year absence from organized football, Mr. Paulus has now been chosen to somehow reinvigorate the Big East's sorriest football team and follow in the footsteps of men like Brown, Davis, and McNabb. And while, I doubt things can get much worse at Cuse, I hope at the very least, they have taught him how to take a hit: