That, and receiver Devon Smith may be the most frightening sub-150 pound player in football. Man, can he scoot!
Shoot, you've got to run 90 plays a game just to get everyone the ball. Theoretically, this could be the 1987, 1996, 1999 and 2002 Herd offenses rolled into one.
That not a sarcastic line, either; this offense could be freaky good. But there are issues to address before the Herd's Aug. 31 opener at home against "Little Miami" of Ohio.
Most visible will be the "X" and "Y" spots. At spring's end, Demetrius Evans was leading Penn State transfer Shawney Kersey and Davonte Allen at "X," with Kersey the most intriguing case. He spent all spring shaking off cornerbacks, only to drop half the balls sent his way.
Craig Wilkins led at "Y" and looked mighty good at that, but I'm braced for anything there.
That leaves the ultimate issue, that of Cato's progression. Herd fans hope that doesn't turn into a regression.
As a junior, the Miami (not Ohio) native is continuing the transition from raw rookie to young gun to veteran signal-caller. With his 2012 MVP trophy in hand, he has joined the almost-continuous line of successful Herd quarterbacks.
But can he handle all this success?
He has shown some positive signs. For instance, he hasn't caused unnecessary Twitter ruckuses, unlike ol' Johnny Manziel down at Texas A&M. (Hey, Johnny Footy: Attending a fraternity party at the University of Texas is a bad, bad idea. Good thing you were ushered out before you passed out.)
On the field, Cato has plenty of room for improvement. Of immediate concern is cutting down major mistakes, such as the two straight "pick-6s" he threw in the second quarter at Purdue. By my count, his turnovers directly led to 56 points - three interception returns and a fumble return straight to the end zone, plus other miscues followed by opposing TDs.
I consider offensive coordinator Bill Legg's new role as quarterbacks coach a positive development. For a crusty ol' 1970s lineman from Poca, Legg has become quite the offensive mind, and he may relate to Cato better than did Tony Petersen, now Skip Holtz's coordinator at Louisiana Tech.
If Legg can keep Cato grounded and focused through the preseason hype, I think Marshall fans will like the result. The journey begins today.
Contact Doug Smock at 304-348-5130, dougsm...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/dougsmock.