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Joe Southwick | Quarterback

Team: Boise State Broncos
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 197

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Boise State junior QB Joe Southwick took a polygraph test in an attempt to prove his innocence after he was dismissed by the team from participating in Tuesday's Hawaii Bowl.
Southwick claims he was falsely accused of urinating from a hotel balcony, an allegation that got him sent home early from the islands by interim coach Bob Gregory. Backup quarterback Nick Patti was also suspended by the team, but Patti was then reinstated while Southwick flew home. "Really, this gives me a leg to stand on," Southwick said of the polygraph, which he told the media corroborated his version of events that Southwick witnessed another player urinate off the balcony and then went to bed. "They had to make a call, very quickly," Southwick said. "Unfortunately, they made the wrong one." Boise State plays Oregon State on Christmas Eve. Mon, Dec 23, 2013 03:44:00 PM

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Boise State head coach Chris Petersen is "looking for a change" in terms of his coaching future, according to a source close to CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman.

"Petersen has turned down repeated offers to leave Boise, including a chance to coach in Los Angeles at UCLA, but a source close to Petersen told me in the past month that the coach has said he's looking for a change," Feldman writes. "Would that change mean more money but also a much, much bigger spotlight at USC? Probably not." Other names listed as possibilities for the USC gig include Vandy's James Franklin, Broncos DC Jack Del Rio, Washington's Steve Sarkisian, and Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 09:39:00 AM

Boise State head coach Chris Petersen said his senior QB Joe Southwick is "fine" after the passer injured his throwing arm against Fresno State.

Southwick completed 69 percent of his passes for 313 yards and an interception against Fresno State. Other than a five touchdown performance against Tennessee-Martin, Southwick has thrown one touchdown compared to three interceptions. The Broncos face Southern Miss this weekend.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Boise State HC Chris Petersen believes only a few throws can change the entire outcome of a game for his senior QB Joe Southwick.

"When you get to this point, it always comes down to consistency, and what I mean by that is it comes down to about two to four throws a game," Petersen told Bruce Feldman. "And that changes everything, whether it's a shot downfield, a critical third down or where the ball is placed on a receiver so that now maybe instead of the receiver should've made the catch, the ball is placed in a different spot so he's going to make the catch. It's really those subtle things that maybe the fans in the stands don't know but all of the coaches see that, yeah, he's taken a step there."
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, May 7, 2013 12:26:00 PM

Junior Joe Southwick has been named Boise State's starting QB for the opener against Michigan State.

Southwick beat out sophomore Grant Hedrick, and freshmen Jimmy Laghrea and Nick Patti. The junior's performance in the spring game (14-for-16, 145 yards) gave him a leg up, but he certainly has big shoes to fill, from a statistical stand point, after Kellen Moore graduated. Southwick will face a tough first test in Michigan State during opening weekend.
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 03:06:00 PM

Boise State head coach Chris Peterson is taking a "wait and see" approach in naming the Broncos' starting QB.

With four-year starter Kellen Moore now in the NFL, the Broncos are left with a four-man race to take his spot under center. Peterson has a lot of depth at the position, opening up a quarterback competition between junior Joe Southwick, sophomore Grant Hedrick, and freshmen Jimmy Laghrea and Nick Patti. Southwick's performance in the spring game (14-for-16, 145 yards) gives him a leg up, but Peterson also praised Hedrick's passing ability and Laughrea's arm strength.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 10:43:00 AM

Joe Southwick is among quarterbacks assembled in Boise this spring as the Broncos prepare for life without Kellen Moore.

Southwick has two years in the system, but only 54 career pass attempts. Southwick, who is a similar size (6-1, 197) as Moore, has earned praise from coach Chris Peterson for his hard work and understanding of the system. Still, there is plenty of competition this spring.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 10:59:00 AM