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Not that anyone was expecting South Carolina not to have a quarterback controversy, but it's now official.
This post was edited by timeout 9 months ago
I can't imagine there being a gamecock out there that has a problem with both playing.
I am all for seeing more of Thompson next year. I love watching him sling the ball around, which Shaw has a hard time doing...
I think playing both gives us a Hugh advantage.
What's the context? I could see that if the comment is "Thompson should start".
I wouldn't call it a controversy, more a plethora of riches. They like each other and pull for each other so much that it will not affect team morale at all, and that is what you would worry about. Lets hope the "QB controversy" is our biggest problem next year.
Thanks for posting that, Scifi.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
An intelligent argument could be made for either starting. The hard thing to do is making an intelligent argument as to why one of them should NOT start.
This post was edited by steve miller 13 months ago
It sure has taken a long time for Shaw's foot to heal.
I'm pretty sure there was a break in a bone in his foot. DJ had a broken bone in his foot for half the year in '11, and had surgery after the bowl game. He was out for spring ball as well last year. Both those guys are tough, they played with broken bones in their feet. Dang Under Armor cleats!
I like Thompson don't get me wrong but i think shaw is every bit as good of a passer as him...I will say that because of shaw having so much success running the ball, when nothing is open immediately he sometimes will tuck it in and go for it where as Thompson is not AS mobile so he stays in the pocket and lets more plays develop. BOTH styles have been effective thus far and i too have enjoyed watching them play. My opinion though toward the situation i prefer shaw as the starter because i feel that it is harder to game plan for him and i also feel like he is smarter with the football and i feel that Thompson has gotten lucky with a lot of his passes not being picked off especially Clemson game...just my opinion
Open competition as always.
This post was edited by BCMCock05 13 months ago
The only real defense Thompson faced was UM and that was only a few series. Shaw is a proven SEC winner and that's why he should and will start every game he's healthy for, DT will play and will cause defenses some problems because he's a little more of a gunslinger than Shaw. Shaw's like 90% brains 10% balls if he can get that to 75-25% we'll be tough to beat.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum.
Even though I know SOS is known to embrace having a 2 headed qb, I'll confess that, as a rule, I hate a 2 qb system, and prefer to see one guy picked, and not to keep that guy on a short leash either; i guess I'm just hard wired that way.
But I also recognize there are exceptions to most rules.
And there's not a doubt in my mind that Thompson and Shaw are a perfect example of a justifiable exception to that rule. I get the sense that both of these guys are totally sold on the two headed qb concept, which is unusual, but essential IMO. I have every confidence that Thompson and Shaw will likely recreate the same type of magic that Mitchell and Hold did in 84.
No controversy. In the immortal words of Bart Scott: CAN'T WAIT!!
Who gives a crap what the message boarders say about it, opinion on the players on the team and keeping them from division between one QB or the other is what's important.
I agree with every word in this paragraph. Im more confident w shaw just bc I've seen him play more and believe he's not too far behind Dylan passing wise but 95% more effective than DT as a runner . As good as DT has been, I think some of his throws could have easily been pick 6s but like spurrier said, the football gods were looking over us
This post was edited by GeauxCocks7 13 months ago
I believe if you bring Shaw in as a starter it gives the opposing team more to prepare for with the way he can scramble. Also if they plan for Shaw and stack the line to stop the run. Shaw has to get rid of the ball quicker than he did in alot of games last year. This is where it will be a major asset to have Dylan on the sidelines ready to go in. He can't run like Shaw but he does make quicker decisions to throw the ball.
I have no problem with it. A major upside to both playing is that we won't go into next season with a huge question mark at the QB position. Thompson has already proven that he can lead us to victory on the road in a hostile environment. But that was against an AC team. I hope he gets some quality snaps on the road in the SEC this Fall.
Was Shaws foot injury ever released? Broken foot? Ligament damage? Agree... It's taken awhile to heal ... Just curious. FYI I love our QB system. It's a 2 headed attack with two totally different styles. Box of chocolates for opposing d coordinators
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You're crazy if you think the snaps aren't going to shared in the fall, barring injury to either. And they should be. Not really an open competition IMO. Which starts is irrelevant and could change week to week.
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