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Dylan Thompson. I admit I was totally wrong about DT. I never thought he could develop into a legit D-1 qb. I thought he was another Cade Thompson, Aramis Hillary. Wrong answer. The kid is legit. Huge ups mainly to Dylan himself for working his arse off to improve. But you gotta give it up to the staff also for this one.
I cannot believe I am saying this, but for the 1st time, I am beginning to think Dylan may well win the starting job next year as he has a somewhat stronger arm then Shaw,seems to see the field better than Shaw, and certainly has more of a gun-slinger mentality than Shaw. At the least, we will have a 2 qb system I feel certain.
And as I indicated, that shocks me.
SOS deserves the lion's share of the credit for DT. He saw something special in the kid at his camp and offered him a scholly when no one else did.
Spurrier...I appreciate him plenty
Stop me if you're heard this before. I really think the starting QB next season is going to depend on Spurrier's philosophy going forward. We no longer have Lattimore, who we know thrived in the shotgun spread read option attack. I don't know how our returning and new backs will do in that system. If Spurrier wants to run the I and sling at around a lot, Thompson is the logical choice. If we're in the same system, Shaw is the best choice. One thing is certain - both can and will play.
Sam Wyche probably has alot to do with it also...
I think DT is a great example of development under Spurrier. But.. I do think that it takes more than just the tutelage to be successful in his system. Work ethic, being a self-starter, pursuing perfection, learning from failure, persistence and having loyalty to those for whom you play for is 60% of being a successful QB under the HBC. The loyalty to prepare yourself is critically important to success. Both Thompson & Shaw have worked there tails off. I just wonder how far there predecessors would have gotten if they would have had the same focus. I think it's more of the ground work and technique being laid out by the coaches and how well the players use / take advantage to prepare themselves.
WOW...Did Al turn over a new leaf for 2013....1st positive thing I have heard u say...just sayin
what does Wyche have to do with DT?
Cant agree more, DT has made me a believer the guy was dead on the money on every pass he threw tuesday, 2 drops and a spike are his only incompleteions are you freaking kidding me. Big ups all the way around.
Way to man up and admit it. But the lesson to be learned is don't give up on a kid before he even steps on the practice field.
I really have no problem with folks who critcize/evaluate kids that have played, but when folks come on the board and bash recruits it chaps my azz.
At least you manned up. I also agree with the rest of your post.
This post was edited by Lowcountry Cock 18 months ago
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Then you haven't been listening.
I am a CS fan. But I think as the season moves along next fall, DT may play more than CS. Spurrier said DT has the NFL potential, which translated into an all-SEC QB at this stage. The way he played the last two games, he is as good as anyone whose first name is not Johnny.
This may deserve its own thread, but I always wonder if our OL struggles due to the multiple look of our offense. Especially with younger players, it can't be easy going from shotgun to I formation to all the other looks we throw out there. Or heck it might be easy, what do I know?
I think Wyche is a volunteer coach up in the upstate still.
This post was edited by MCR 18 months ago
That's a good thought. Regardless of the type of offense we run, though, playing OL comes down to beating the guy across from you. Our OL lose way too many of those confrontations.
There WAS a rumor going around that he made a New Years Resolution to say at least one positive thing if we won our bowl game.
This post was edited by TheRoosterCrows 18 months ago
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