Nope. That didn't help either.
good luck with that
We will begin with the airing of grievances.
Festivus is December 23rd, we can't start early.
The big question is if anyone can pin Brian.
Think about life at the Forcier household.
There's some serenity there.
The thing about silver linings is that I always find myself wanting gold.
Actually RichRod is there . . . doing Tate's laundry, washing his car, teling him how great he is, praying he doesn't decommit too.
I had to delete my NCAA 09' dynasty now..
Beaver's decommitment is obviously not a good thing. But I think most of us (or at least I) expected Forcier to be the frontrunner for the job along with Threet. So while I'll miss the athleticism that Beaver could have brought to the table, I'm not sure we would have seen it very much except in spot duty or if someone got injured.
Where this hurts is depth. At the beginning of the year we would have all agreed that this class needs to have 2 quarterbacks; that is now looking doubtful. If we can find another QB before signing day then I won't care about someone who spurned us for Tulsa. But I'm with you, I've been favoring Forcier to be the frontrunner to challenge Threet.
We're going to get a couple walk ons, which obviously isn't as assuring, but it's depth. Nader Furrha, and Westendorp are good candidates.
I agree, before this happened everyone was talking about how good Tate's going to be. I'd rather have him than not, obviously, but I'm not going to freak out.
I'm more disappointed in losing out on my childhood dream of rooting for a Michigan quarterback named 'Beaver.' -sigh-
It might not be a bad idea to pursue ATH types, guys who could come in and offer depth at QB but could mainly play somewhere else (Travante Stallworth, Denard Robinson, Justin Siller...).
Pat White was a 3 star athlete out of high school.
Make Jeremy Gallon run the single wing!
as a viable #2. Imagine putting him into a no-huddle shotgun set? The kid can either toss for a gain on a zone read or find a hole for a fast break 30 yards. With good blocking, nobody would even see him coming.
Gallon is not going to be a QB. He might take some direct snaps. He might even throw the ball on occasion, if Rodriguez feels a little frisky. But a viable #2? Nope. Gallon didn't run anything close to a spread offense in high school. He didn't sit back in the pocket and throw the ball. He spun around, faked a couple times, and then tossed a pass to a pre-determined receiver.
If Rodriguez isn't going to make Feagin a viable #2 - or even a viable #3 - Gallon isn't going to be one, either.
"He spun around, faked a couple times, and then tossed a pass to a pre-determined receiver." You could be describing 99% of Pat White's play-calling with this sentence. And how can you downplay what Gallon is doing right now in Florida in the QB position? Feagin never had those kinds of numbers. Four plays: QB keeper from the shot-gun, a bubble-screen to Odoms, an option pitch to Shaw/Minor/Fitz, or a zone-read to Mathews/Shaw. I feel like speculation on Gallon, even with his height, establishes him as an athlete closer to Pat White's caliber than Feagin ever was.
I guess it depends on if you're talking about a viable #2 on a team with Threet and Forcier (and Feagin and Sheridan and Cone, to a lesser extent), or simply a viable #2 in the generic spread option, a guy who probably wouldn't be a starter but could still make a few plays.
Because there's no way he could beat out Threet or Forcier, in my opinion.
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