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Going into next year? I know it's been talked about a bunch here but it really doesn't worry that much. At least it seems compared to others here. All the qbs ran the system and got some work in practice. It's not like they are going out there completely blind. And they did get some "live" game work in the Spring and will this Spring as well. Whoever starts will at least have one year of work with this new system. I hate to say it. But I might be more worried about next year if Kirk actually did replace Greg Davis and go with some more new changes to the offense.
This post was edited by Morrison71 17 months ago
Don't get me wrong. If Kirk did replace Davis, don't think he will. But you won't hear me complaining one bit. Edit= And another thing, I think there will be a lot of attention on the qb at the Spring game this year. Much more than usual. I know that's not exactly a newsflash or anything. Just bringing it up.
I am not worried at all
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
I don't think it's the end of the world by any means. The nature of college football is that you're constantly replacing players, so just about every team throughout the country is relying on players with no experience to step in and do the job. Notre Dame made it to the national championship game this year with a starting quarterback that had never taken a college snap, and A&M isn't doing too badly either. I think it all depends on how the rest of the players on Iowa's offense progress. If the offensive line doesn't improve, Iowa will be in trouble no matter what. But if the offensive line does improve, the new quarterback should have a reliable running game to fall back on, which will really help ease his transition.
What worrys me is: Rudock wins the QB battle and KF says after a loss that he's inexperienced and no body calls him out on the fact he didn't play him this year
What worries me is that Vandy was far and away the best QB on our roster and next years wide receiver corp might be the least talented in the KF era!
No one knows is JV was by far and away the best we had,and i disagree on the w.r's we have talent there, it is just young.
I found it very interesting that Alabama has a second string QB with a red shirt and he has not played a down this season. Saban said, when ask prior to the SEC Championship, that he would pull the red shirt without a thought if he needed to. But he would rather keep that extra year of eligibility for next year. Hmmmm. Kirk is not the only one who does not fill in with his backup QB!
If I'm not mistaken, I think Georgia was the one in that situation.
You may be right., Both teams have QB's that had very few plays on the field. But neither team used the stater at QB for every snap this season. I checked the rosters. It does not matter. The point is, many good teams do not get their reserve QBs a ton of experience, even when they are winning big.
This post was edited by bphawkeye 16 months ago
Wrestling owns the Olympics
Both the 2nd string and 3rd string have played in games. They've actually played a lot too. I'm sure their passing stats aren't screaming that but Nicks game plan is to hand the ball off and run down the clock.
These kids played in a actual game. They got their feet wet and now they don't walk into games acting like a deer in the headlights.
Your point was trying to show that a NC team didn't play their back up QB so that justifies Iowa not doing it. Than you realized not only did the back up play a little so did the 3rd stringer..... So now your trying to change your point to: most good teams don't give their backs up a "ton" of experience. I'm sure most don't give a ton, but they most certainly give some and we gave none.
Well Georgia didn't play the second string quarterback at all during the season. He just mistook Alabama for Georgia. I think it's an interesting fact that he pointed out.
Exactly... Ferentz's excuse if the new QB doesn't play well.
I'm more concerned about Greg Davis calling the same short horizontal passes crappy plays and having an offense that COULD produce something but actually DOES NOT produce because the playbook handicaps the ability for players to make plays.
Then, once again, Ferentz will blame execution.
Very good point, but...
1. Rudock already used his redshirt
2. I'm pretty sure if Alabama's QB had played like Vandedberg this season, Saban would have had him sitting on the bench.
3. Alabama's QBs don't have to play with the crappy playbook full of short horizontal passes and stretch dives. While Alabama does play a pro-style offense with play-action, they are much more creative and pass the ball vertical.
Iowa's offense was terribly handicapped by the playbook and it needs to change.
No you are not.
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