Frank Marques has been pretty fortunate when it comes to quarterbacks in his seven seasons.
In his first three years as the Hilmar head coach, Marques had Nathan Costa, who may win the starting quarterback job at the University of Oregon this fall.
The bulk of the last two years Marques had the luxury of Quinton McCown as his quarterback.
Now the Andrew Olson era begins.
"He's right up there with them," Marques said. "Going into the season he has the potential to be as good as any of them.
"He just has to prove himself. He's shown great promise. He has a lot of responsibility on his back."
It's nothing The Sniper can't handle.
"It's definitely a challenge," said Olson, who was thrown into the fire in the final two games last season when McCown was sidelined with an injury.
"Those are some pretty big names. I remember playing on our Packer youth team and going to games every Friday night. Everyone looked up to Nathan Costa. He was a superstar.
"It's a great opportunity to show my skills and ability."
Olson has wanted to be a quarterback since the day he picked up a football.
His father bought him a little stuffed football when he was born.
When he was 6 he told his dad he wanted to be a quarterback while playing catch in the front yard.
Olson's goal now is to play college football at the Division I level.
He's doing everything he can do make it happen.
He makes one or two trips a month to work with quarterback guru Roger Theder in the Bay Area.
The former San Diego Chargers quarterback coach and Cal head coach has tutored some of the top quarterbacks to come out of Northern California, including Costa.
Olson also spent this summer going to football camps at San Diego State, San Jose State, Fresno State, Oregon State, Oregon and Nevada.
"It's interesting to be in the different style of offenses day-to-day," Olson said. "One day you're in the spread at Oregon, one day you're under center at Oregon State and another day you're in the pistol at Nevada."
There's no question Olson loves the system he's in at Hilmar.
"The spread is awesome," he said. "I wouldn't want it any other way. The spread is so hard to read because of all our options.
"There's never a five-step drop. It's just boom, boom, boom."
Olson will have plenty of talent along side him.
Isaac Diaz will likely see a more prominent role in the offense after rushing for 391 yards and 10 touchdowns last year.
Zack Giuliano and Garrett Jericoff both move up from the junior varsity team and will see time in the backfield and at slot receiver.
Marques thinks receiver Daniel Greenleaf could help out after catching just two passes for 83 yards last year.
"He's a wild card," Marques said. "It's just his second year playing football in his life.
"We recruited him off the basketball court. If he can have a good year it will help us out quite a bit."
Defensively, some of the same players will play big roles with Greenleaf and Diaz.
Big things are expected from linebacker Trent Goiburn as well.
"We'll have a typical Hilmar team. We'll be fast, but we'll be small," Marques said.
"We have to use our speed and aggressiveness to keep us in games. That's been our trademark."
Hilmar will also be on the move from the Western Athletic Conference back to the Trans-Valley League where it will face teams like Escalon, Hughson and Ripon.
"Oh man, I'm excited," Marques said. "It's small-town football at its best. I feel like the prodigal son who went away and is now coming back home.
"The WAC was fun, but the TVL is where we belong."
Shawn Jansen is a Sun-Star sports reporter. He can be reached at (209) 385-2476 or via e-mail at email@example.com.