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-Big win. Great to beat Michigan for the 1st time. Great to win the Outback for the first time.
-Cowherd lauds him for winning 11 back to back.
-asks him what he'd tell Chip Kelly. Spurrier says he had the itch to try it. Reminds him that he won 1 more game than Shannahan did his 1st 2 years there. Says that if you get players you'll win.
-Glad it didn't work out. He loves college. Gets to coach for about 5 months. They'll go recruit for a month or so, have spring ball and then recruit some more and then he'll get to take it easy and play a little golf before it gets going again..cue the Spurrier haters here....but he just likes the lifestyle of a college coach better.
-Any college QB that he thinks is an NFL QB? Aaron Murray, like Brees size-wise. Says Dylan Thompson is a QB that he thinks can develop into an NFL caliber QB. Decent size. Can move around and make throws.
-Bama dominates recruiting so they have the best players and great coaching. But ND is good. They don't always look impressive but they win. ND has a fighting chance. But Bama should win. If Bama has a hole he hasn't really seen it. If you have the best players, you're hard to beat.
Thanks for the Cliffs
If you read the post above, you do not need to listen to the interview. It is 100 accurate.
Thank you for posting. I wasn't able to listen. Upvote for doing that for all of us.
Interesting comments on Dylan.
Spurrier throwing around a lot of NFL love for some guys this year, between Miles, Yates, and now Dylan.
I never ever would have said this a few months ago, but D Thompson does seem to have the ability to develop. Now, with Shaw hurt for the spring will get all the #1 reps - I would not be shocked to see him continue to progress.
I also would not have ever imagined saying this, but I feel you will see the full time dual QB's next year. I have always hated it in the past, but because they are different styled QB's, I think it gives us lots of options on O, and will give D's fits preparing for two different types of QB's.
I am still in shock at what I just wrote, but I really believe it...
I agree. We read reports on here that Thompson had improved before the season started. The Vandy game seemed to disprove that. However, over the course of the season he has looked a lot better than I expected. I was also happy with his progress from Clemson to Michigan. Even though he generally played great against Clemson, he could have thrown multiple interceptions. Against Michigan, he had three incomplete passes. Two of those were basically drops by our receivers. The third was a spike.
He looks a NFL caliber QB at times. His back shoulder TD to Bruce against Clemson was awesome. Hopefully he and the o-line can improve enough over the Spring and Summer to allow us to have a true two-QB system.
I think the only reason a dual-QB system might work with Thompson and Shaw is because both are so selfless and team-first players. If both had huge egos, it would probably be a disaster.
I agree with every word of your post.
We had that situation in the early 80s and as well as I can recall.....it was loved by Cocknation. Living in Greenville it was much harder to keep up with that kinda stuff back then.
Good thoughts. Like you, I'm not a huge fan of the 2 QB system. I genuinely fall into the "If you have 2 QB's that means you don't have 1" camp but....we may well see it.
Dylan is a great example of not forgetting about a kid just because he doesn't do much his first year or two here. I'll be honest, I'd mostly forgotten about him. I figured coming into the year that if something happened to Connor we'd be praying that the Jersey kid that transfered or the true freshman Nosovitch was ready to go.
Instead, it was Dylan that was ready to go.
Kids with the right attitude and work ethic, like Dylan, keep working. They keep learning and they keep getting better. A doofus like me forgets all about him until he gets his shot.
I asked Tony about this the other day and I was surprised that his answer was "It could happen." I was expecting him to say something closer to "I doubt it."
I'm like you. Usually it's a disaster, but with their differing styles and team-first attitude, there are a lot of benefits to a two-QB system.
Yes and I love it!! Validates what many on here have been saying/thinking for a while. He just keeps getting better and better each time he plays. It's been fun watching him mature, gain that confidence and transform into a very good QB.
There aren't very many QB's that could make that throw Dylan made to Ellington with a guy in his face. I too am shocked at how well he has played this year and especially in the Clemson and Michigan games. He just really sees the field well and gets the ball out quickly.
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Was it reported Shaw is out for the Spring? I missed it I guess. The foot injury? If so is surgery required or just sitting him to fully heal?
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There are reports that he's having foot surgery. I've not seen anything that says he'll miss the spring because of it but if they cut on you, you'll be out at least for a while.
Seth Strickland, a walkon, was developed pretty nicely too.
On Dan Patrick show @ 11;38am
DAN) How many times u watch Clowney Hit?
SOS) Seems that's all people wanna talk about but there were other Big plays. That was a special play no doubt.
(Clowney)He could play NFL straight from high school.
Wants to play next year and will differently play and play well. but yes he is ready for NFL. Glad we have him.
DAN) What if he gets hurt like Marcus Did?
SOS) Ahh he don't need to think about it, but he tries to protect himself. Seems to watch for the low stuff.
DAN) How is Marcus doing?
SOS) All is good progressing well. He got calls from A Peterson and others offering encouragement.
DAN) What about spread offenses?
Puts a lot of stress on defenses but it can be stopped we have proved that. Game has and will continue to change.
SOS) Some people like Football all year but not me, time to play golf finish recruiting and get away from grind.
DAN) SEC how they do in Bowls?
Sad Florida lost
others slipped doesn't think SEC is dominant that a lot of teams can play good football not just SEC
DAN) Do you still think Bama could beat a NFL team?
College best team get best pick of talent in NFL worst team gets best players in Draft so there are some bad NFL teams
DAN )Do you and Saban get along and .
SOS) Do you think he would go to Cleveland? (Laughs) He may go to NFL but that's his choice.
We get along just fine.
NFL may be on his bucket list who knows how many national titles does he need to win?
I feel the same way.
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You are the man for doing these notes! All hail cockfool!!!!!
Elliott "Small" Fry
This right here folks is exactly why if I had to choose one of the two I'd take Thompson. He sees the field very well, something Connor struggles with, and he gets the ball out quickly, something Connor struggles with.
I believe he is having surgery today, and is out of the spring.
I really wanted to be a court stenographer as a child growing up but I have abnormally stubby fingers and couldn't realize my dream. Typing the gist of that interview in real time was like my Make-a-Wish day.
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