Shane Morris and his Redshirt

Submitted by ChalmersE on September 23rd, 2013 at 1:51 PM

So we're through four games and Morris had a few snaps against Central.  If he were not to play again this year, would he still be eligible to get a redshirt?  If so, should consideration be given to not using him unless Gardner is hurt (for more than a play or two)?  The last two games make it very likely that Gardner will be back next year so getting Morris ready for next year is less of an issue.



September 24th, 2013 at 7:11 AM ^

Shane would be less more effective than than DG. DG is way better athlete and QB. If Gardner is struggling with our O line imagine the RS FR, he would be running for his life. Just like last year when Russell did vs Neb. Your post is just ridiculous. Bottom line Morris should of been red shirted this year!


September 23rd, 2013 at 9:27 PM ^

i argued at the beginning of the season that we shouldn't waste Shane's RS in a blowout, same reasoning, he will be no more prepared to enter a game at MSU or vs. Ohio by getting 10 snaps in a 50 point blowout vs. CMU, Akron, or UCONN. The biggest thing he needs to work on is learning the offense, getting his progressions down, and work on accuracy. I believe all of this can/could be done in practice. The garbage time against inferior opponents does not prepare him for playing time in a meaningful game, it just doesn't do it. That being said at this point, if Shane is close to being ready, I wouldn't be surprised to see him some in the near future, if Devin cannot figure out how to pass the  ball again and Shane has shown strides in practice, you could very well see him. At this point if he doesn't play another snap all season, it will be very sad to see his RS wasted. Hindsight is 20/20, but i just thought it made more sense to get him his RS and not waste it on 30 snaps, hoping this would somehow prepare him...


September 24th, 2013 at 8:08 AM ^

hurt running this much, shane will play. they won't bench #98, they won't play freshmen over senior leaders. The first year hoke was here he was more open to playing youth but he is fitting in that no true freshmen play much role for a coach. Special teams and 2-3 deep for superstar freshmen, Peppers might be the first and only player to start if he does.

Der Alte

September 24th, 2013 at 8:10 AM ^

Barring injury, Shane Morris's redshirt is toast. At the conclusion of preseason QB competition, the coaches concluded Morris was the second-best QB, so he would back up Devin. That Morris was a true frosh was a secondary if not irrelevant point. Morris got some game snaps against CMU, and I suspect the coaches thought he'd get more against Akron and UConn, thus giving him a little game experience going into the conference season. As we all know that didn't happen. So if Devin has to come out of the game, Morris is the guy. The coaches had to go with the two backup QBs they had and decide who was the better one. They chose Morris. That's pretty much the end of the story, except to say that it's quite obvious this staff is not adverse to burning redshirts.