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I know Todd has a hunch Sokol wins the job. Many believe Rudok is the front man because he was #2 last year. Some are on the Bethard bandwagon. To me Sokol makes the biggest plays but takes the most risks he is slightly more athletic than the other two and he has a little Drew Tate in him. Rudock is the most steady to e and can make some nice throws. Bethard seems to have talent but seems a year or two away.
I think Sokol is a Greg Davis QB
Rudock is a Ferentz QB
and Bethard makes enough nice plays in practice to not be thrown out of the dicussion.
My choice is Sokol Iowa needs a little excitement on O.
whats your thoughts
My thoughts...my fav QB is Aaron Rodgers!!!!
What college team does he play for?
I was on the Beathard train BUT I agree he is at least a year if not 2 away. Rudock is poised and makes good decisions but I remember when Sokol came into the picture a few other sites said he was a taller Tate and I have to agree, I think Rudock starts but by a few games in I think Sokol takes over, the NIU game is going to be very telling.
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Good post! I agree with you that Sokol is the most dynamic of the quarterbacks. I felt like on Saturday you could see the difference that two years of playing community college football made for him. I also think his style seems to fit the no hudle offense better than Rudock.
Rudock looks like JVB reincarnate. I'll go with Sokol for all the reasons already stated.
this needs to be a separate post because?
too much work for the offseason....
In what little I've seen of Sokol, he reminds me more of what Davis had at Texas in Colt McCoy and Vince Young than either Rudock or Beathard. I think he has the edge right now.
If this about the current Iowa QBs, I don't have a favorite because they haven't played a down against an opponent.
If you're talking about who you think will start, there is another thread about that which was already started.
If you're talking about our favorite QB in general, it's Aaron Rogers.
If you're talking about a favorite Iowa QB, it's Drew Tate.
My favorite all-time QB is Bret Favre.
As far as the current QB prediction, I'm thinking Sokol may be the better choice because of game experience in JC.
This post was edited by u2Hawk 11 months ago
if the hawks can run the ball with some success, i think ruddock will be the qb. sokol seems more likely to turn it over--tho might be more dynamic. i expect kf will want the safer choice--unless the hawks can't run and need to go into tate mode. actually, if the hawks do start the season with ruddock and then are pressed to go with sokol to ignite the offense, i could see beathard moving in during the second half of the season. that would be a bit of a cluster folly, but i fear sokol is a turnover guy and wouldn't last as starter.
I'm curious why you fear that Sokol is turnover prone?
Curious about this comment as far as turning the ball over. Ruddock was scary in the spring game. In one series Lomax dropped a pick six, the next play was batted down at the line by Davis and the next play was batted down at the line by Cooper, 3 plays in succession. Ruddock had a fumble inside the 5 yard line recovered by the D and had 2 other balls that could have easily been picked off.
well, with two folks asking, i've got to wonder if i had my numbers crossed up. i had sokol with a fluffed snap and a botched hand off.
I don't know if that means he is turnover prone or just not in a rhythm, different centers, different backs. I know the other 2 didn't have an issue with it but for now I think it is too early to be able to tell if he is or not.
As Brad said, I took it as something that's usually pretty common during spring practice when there are so many moving parts. It's still very early, and an extremely small sample size.
well, sure. on the other hand, any discussion of the qb status at this point will carry the same disclaimer. it might be unfair to ding a guy with common pre-season mistakes, but still the staff's choice of a starter in this case is likely going to come down to some pretty fine distinctions in performance.
True, it'll most likely be the little things that separates one of these guys from the other two at some point. In terms of a small sample size, I was referring just to Saturday's spring game. The coaches have had 15 practices this spring to evaluate all three, and will have even more in August. Just thought 2-3 plays in one of dozens of practices aren't an accurate gauge for what a player is/will be.
He might have a tough time evading the passrush these days, but he's definitely a winner!
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