Speight is our QB

Submitted by umbig11 on August 26th, 2016 at 10:52 PM
Speight has been given the keys to the car. As many of you already know, I have been a staunch supporter of JO'K and have a personal bias for reasons that I won't go into here. Anyway, I have it in writing from a respected writer in the business. I will release that next Saturday and give him full credit. Bottom line, Wilton has earned it and he will be our QB. I have a ton of respect for the way he has earned the right to lead this team! Go blue!

Comments

WolvinLA2

August 27th, 2016 at 12:21 PM ^

You are quite prone to hyperbole in general, but "atrocious?"  He has a number of passing records and ranks in the top 3 in Michigan history in most categories.  He was a second round pick and is still in the NFL.  I'm not saying he was the greatest ever, but if you told me Speight would be a Henne clone, I'd be psyched.    

WichitanWolverine

August 27th, 2016 at 12:51 PM ^

His best season, in terms of completion percentage (61.9 in 2006), was not as good as Denard's best season (62.5 in 2010).

Of course a 4-year starter at QB is going to have Michigan records. If we're going to win a conference or national title, we need much better than Henne-level production.

Magnus

August 27th, 2016 at 1:06 PM ^

Wait a minute...so when someone challenges your statement that Chad Henne was atrocious, your response is to say that Henne's best season included a competion percentage of .6 points below another Michigan great, who happened to have the advantage of throwing a bunch of bubble screens? 

That's...not very convincing.

WichitanWolverine

August 27th, 2016 at 1:16 PM ^

Is 61.9% a good completion percentage for a pro-style quarterback to you?

Jake Rudock threw for 64.0% percent last season. I consider that good, not great. Brandon Doughty threw for 71.9%. Did bubble screens get him to 5,000+ yards passing?

I admit I often use hyperbole, but I at least try to support my outrageous claims with data.

Magnus

August 27th, 2016 at 2:07 PM ^

*sigh* You're all over the place.

a) You're trying to turn this around on me. I'm not the one who claimed something about Henne. You said he was "atrocious" and your first reason was his completion percentage. His completion percentage would have been good enough for anywhere from #27 to #55 in the nation from 2008-2015. Not great, but not atrocious. In fact, even in those worst of years, it would have been "mediocre."

b) What the hell does Brandon Doughty have to do with this? I don't know what got him to 5,000 yards passing because I don't watch Western Kentucky on a regular basis, but Brandon Doughty's yardage totals seem almost completely unrelated to Chad Henne's completion percentage.

Magnus

August 27th, 2016 at 2:40 PM ^

"Another Michigan great" implies that both Henne and Denard are "Michigan greats", and I stand by that. With Michigan's long, storied history, anyone who holds season- or career-long records is a "Michigan great," in my opinion. And there are others, too, who don't hold records and are "Michigan greats" (such as Anthony Thomas, Tyrone Wheatley, Tom Brady, etc.). Henne, as our all-time passing leader, is a Michigan great. Mike Hart, as our all-time rushing leader, is a Michigan great.

It doesn't mean Henne is one of the greatest players in the history of college football.

WichitanWolverine

August 27th, 2016 at 3:16 PM ^

Well the Orange Bowl is the only game that comes to mind for me, and I'm assuming most MIchigan fans (though I could be way off there). And I know you're roughly the same age as me, so I think you'll agree that an 80% win percentage was par for the course for Michigan players for a long time.

ST3

August 27th, 2016 at 5:05 PM ^

I could be wrong here, but I remember every single game of his senior season* playing out like this: Brady plays the first quarter, does well. Henson comes in for the 2nd quarter and Michigan falls behind by 17 points. Brady comes back in after halftime and leads Michigan back to a harrowing 1 point victor. Again, I could be wrong about this, but that's how I remember it.

*That was the season I couldn't get Michigan's games on TV, so I had to go to the local alumni hangout/bar and watch most of the games. My memories are likely clouded by drinking too many Michigan Mimosas during the games.

Yung Geezer

March 30th, 2017 at 2:31 PM ^

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