I think Rich Rod is eagerly looking forward to a depth chart that includes two QB's with significant game experience. That's also why I want, and fully expect Gardner to redshirt this year. The last thing this team needs is an essential rookie to be commanding the field for the third year in a row. Denard will still be mostly practicing at QB this year is my guess. When Robinson's a junior and Gardner can be a legitimate backup (or starter?) that's when I'd expect the coaches to start moving Shoelace and his speed around.
Does running track mean Denard won't play QB?
this post just seems very uncharacteristic for you... is something wrong?
Although Denard makes for an interesting QB I would prefer he be migrated to a Percy Harvin type role in this sysyem. (Denard)X(Open Space)=(TD'S)
Denard is obviously not the first to do both. Braylon was successful at both as well. When Braylon was running track Lloyd's only rule was that it wouldn't take time away from his football activities. Braylon still did the football workouts and spring practice, but obviously still had the time to go to track as well. I don't think this has changed under Rodriguez.
Imagine how fast Denard will be able to turn the corner now.
Plus, he can technically be coached on sprinting above and beyond the NCAA mandated time for football, and therefore he no longer has to worry about practicing running in football practice during track season. He can focus on reading defenses. This will make him a better player.
If Charlie Ward could spend his spring semesters winning preparing for the NBA and still win a heisman I'm not worried about a qb running track in the off season.