Brock Osweiler is tall. He's also a 4,000 yard passer, a guy who was heartbroken when his favorite coach in the world, Noel Mazzone, was not offered the head coaching position at Arizona State after the firing of Dennis Erickson.
Rumors on the internet are a funny thing, with ESPN recruiting analysts (among many others) pontificating on the future of ASU's tall, soon-to-be-senior quarterback. Might he be interested in leaving Tempe for other playing venues? That's always a possibility, as he is a free man with a unique skill set and the ambition to do what feels right for himself and his future.
The Pac-12 South is reloading and ASU has only six home games on the schedule. While the Sun Devils avoid Stanford and Washington again in 2012, they still face Illinois, Missouri, USC and Oregon.
Osweiler is a positive influence on the team, undoubtedly, but whether or not Osweiler leaving ASU ever comes to fruition (and we want you to stay, Brock), it wouldn't be the end of the world if he did -- but it would absolutely hurt ASU's chances next season at any sort of run to the Pac-12 Championship Game.
It also would say a lot about the changes that are sweeping across Tempe. Hopefully this is just a rumor, as we need Brock in 2012.