I wonder if he joined Michigan, would he have given Tate/Denard some healthy competition?
OT: Paulus is the starting QB for Syracuse.
left the 'Cuse in way worse shape than I thought if Paulus can walk right in and win the job.
Come on! why do you think he went there? To be a backup at syracuse lol. Not surprised he is starting at all.
I would rather see Forcier and Robinson take their lumps this year than see RR rent a QB for one year. Besides, I'm not buying into any belief that Paulus would have started at UM.
any younger Hurley brothers suitable for the pasty slot ninja role?
I bet Paulus will be on the Syracuse BB practice squad too, or perhaps become a graduate asst. coach!
Dammmit, now where going to have to hear about him being the starter all year long. I wish Zoltan could punt him out of the media forever.
how bad must their other QBs be... and (gulp) what does that say about GRob.
Not a lot since he will have nothing to do with our quarterbacks.
bet(hopes) on GRob's body of work at Texas, Denver, etc, like championships.
A successful Head Coach needs a much wider skill set than a coordinator.
Prime Example, Bobby Williams.
If GERG is ever our head coach, it probably means RR has suffered a heart attack. Thankfully, our coach is a physical specimen.
Bobby Williams was never a coordinator. He was MSU's running back coach and then somehow got bumped up to the head job.
Until he plays his first game. He could very well suck ass, but just a little bit less than the other two QB's they have.
Paulus just has to be good enough to provide competition and quality depth (relatively speaking) at the QB position. anyone who can beat out an experienced starter has already achieved that.
Its still impressive for him to be able to walk in there and take that job. He must have some skills...
However....before anyone makes a big stink about this and compares what Paulus could have done at Michigan (cough...Freep.com expose article coming soon for sure....)
lets look at a couple points:
1) He probably doesnt have the wheels to run as effectively as Tate or Denard.
2) It would have been a circus to bring Paulus in to Michigan...with all the extra media scrutiny and ridicule (hello again Freep) it wouldnt have been worth it...
3) Tate will be just fine and will be able to develop more quickly by playing.... Denard too.
no big loss...
Thread is worthless without link to video of Paulus saying "you know" 15 times per minute.
Kinda like Minor did in his video on MGoBlue last week?
kinda a cool story to be honest ... basketball didnt really work out ... now hes got a second chance to look good for a pro team
i still don't know why he chose basketball. not to be racist (which of course means this will be racist), but he's a white guy trying to play point guard in the ACC. that means he has to cover other ACC point guards, which over his four years he showed he was physically incapable of doing. you would think someone would've said to him at some point in HS, "you could go to duke and get embarrassed every time you play an athletic guard or you could keep playing football and make millions in the NFL." shame
I woke up white today. Consider my dreams dashed.
I don't see the color of his skin having anything to do with Paulus' problems defending top-flight point guards. Why not just say he wasn't an elite college basketball player?
And you thought Tim Tebow had the jump pass. Just you wait...
The guy hasn't taken a snap since he in high school where he was extremely good and a pure athelete by the way but that was four years ago going on five at a very different level of play. I can't believe that he can just pick up where he left off in high school and be a competitive player at the college level.
After all, Syracuse opens its season at home, in the Carrier Dome, against the Minne$ota Lolphers.
Wow. After a week of practice he was named starter? That doesn't say much for their other QBs.
cripes when will that meme stop. Paulus came by Michigan practice, and said he was interested in playing QB at M. Rod said he would be welcome to come and compete for a job, but would not be offered a scholarship nor guaranteed anything.
If that is pursuit, the snake oiler reputation is highly undeserved.
it's interesting that Cameron Dantley is the son of NBA great Adrian Dantley. Actually, Dantley wasn't too bad of QB last year: 48% accuracy, 1200 yards, 11 TDs and 5 INTs. That's a herculean performance given the Syracuse receiver and OL talent. Dantley, a quick player, was sacked 24 times (2 times per game at least).
So Paulus won the job. He would be wise to pick a helmet with an extra protective candy shell around it.
I just don't think that you can take four years off and then decide to come back and play quarterback again and be any good. This is Syracuse we are talking about though, that team has no talent at all.
I think he'll do well this season. He won't be All Big East but from a God-awful Syracuse program perspective, he is a net gain.