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"They will be live this year in scrimmage situations and we are going to give people an opportunity to create," Dantonio said. "I think that is very important and critical for this football team that our quarterbacks be able to create at a high level. We are evaluating our quarterbacks."
"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
Bring in a Juco.
It's so painfully misinformed on a variety of levels that its not worth debating. Just ridiculing.
O'Connor is my pick to win the job
I hope it's Terry
"If you're worried about Wolverine fans, just move to Pasadena. You'll never have to deal with 'em."
I'd rather he redshirt and learn the offense and get up to speed by facing off with Narduzzi and co.
Says to me that it really is an open competition and anyone's job to win.
Let's face it, if you've got a stud who's head and shoulders above all the others, he puts on a red jersey on the way into the building and doesn't take it off until he leaves. So the thought must be that the risk of injury to any one of the three is outweighed by the chance to give them some experience under pressure.
Yep. This could be a hell of a spring game this year.
Unfortunately Maxwell is a senior so will be assigned a team. Otherwise I would have loved to see who would be the first QB selected of the 3.
Hoping for O'Connor but expecting Maxwell because he is a Heisman caliber QB in practice so he'll win the job but he's a turd in an actual game so his leash will be short.
What it says to me is a QB won't necessarily be judged on if they are 6'-3" robot with a rifle arm.
It says that in order to win football games, a QB must make good decisions on the fly. They must "create" when the original play breaks down, and they must do what it takes to get that first down. I'll repeat, GET THAT FIRST DOWN.
To me, that was a HUGE criticism of Maxwell last year. Throw a 4 yard pass when 6 yards was needed. Throw it out of bounds when the play broke down and he sniffed pressure. Always take the easy way out and live to fight another day. The result was 2012 - the year of the "stalled drive".
A QB needs to "create"? Damn right.
Now throwing a 2 yard checkdown to a player not in space is one thing, but it's on the WR to get to the sticks. The ball is thrown before the WR gets there, the QB has no choice but assume they will get there and they need to get there.
That latter is undue criticism, IMO. Beyond that he was clearly trained to throw it away, don't force it, go play D.
Hence the whole point of going live in spring practice. Make them think under pressure and see if they still make the proper decision. And sometimes that decision is to simply throw it away. I'd like to see Maxwell or whoever run more.
And part of your last paragraph is just silly. One of the big criticisms of Drew Stanton and Kirk Cousins was they tried to force a lot of stuff that simply wasn't there. That lead to quite a few interceptions.
Experts, experts everywhere and not a brain to pick...
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0.04% chance that happens.
Its an open competition and the coaching staff is bending over backwards to be fair and respectful, which I appreciate. Maxwell had all the chances he could ever need last year, including weeks to prepare for a bowl game and a Heisman caliber RB behind him, and painfully it did not work out. From all the comments I've read, trying to read between the lines, I'm thinking O'Connor will eventually win this battle. Terry will redshirt, unless he turns out to be a total freak.
Its five o'clock somewhere.
I'm not sure what to think of Maxwell. The first 3-4 games of the season the OL played like they were turnstiles in pass protection. The WR's dropped a ton of balls early too. Some of those are partially on Maxwell but balls like the dropped TD by Fowler are on the WR's. Maxwell is partially to blame for going short of the sticks with passes by what about all the routes the receivers ran 1-2 yards short of the sticks. That's on the WR's and possibly the coaches.
Rousharded also didn't do Maxwell any favors much of the time with predictable play calling.
Maxwell certainly was a large part of the problem but do was the early season OL when it was mostly healthy, later injuries to the OL, the WR's drops and poor route running, complete ineptness from Rousharded and less than stellar work IMO by Samuels with the receivers.
Give Maxwell a fresh start with a new OC, hopefully and OL that provides with some protection and a stable of WR's that catch better this season and run better routes and he might be much better. It's also possible he might not and Tyler O'Connor Cook Terry is the answer. The QB competition, especially against the talent on the defense will vet some of those answers.
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I can see it playing out like this...O'Connor starts every year until he graduates. Then Terry starts his 5th year, then O'Connor starts his 5th year, then that Tayru guy starts his 5th year...and so on and so on down the line!!
I don't know...Terry is supposed to be REALLY good. I've heard that about O'Connor too. So it should be a very interesting battle between the two in the next couple years.
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When is the spring game this year?
While we're being March-y about fotoball, if Tyler O'Connor wins the job this year and keeps it for the next few years he's probably an NFL-caliber guy who might well leave a year early. My ideal situation would be having our guys each start at least two years.
"Create" probably at least partially means, 'will take off and run as appropriate.' We win the Michigan game if Maxwell pulls it down and runs on third down with nothing but grass between him and running out the clock.
I'm not denying the idea that Maxwell might have improved enough to be the best option, but the ceiling isn't as high as we hoped. Cook showed something in the bowl game, but not enough to say he'd be more effective over a season. It's always the thing where the backup comes in and the defense has no real scouting report on him; so you don't know how effective he'll be once they do.
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He's right though. None of us know more than what we've seen in games. Everything from knowing the playbook to leadership qualities to where they are developmentally, we know very little. Those of you who pay for a VIP membership probably still know nothing, and more than half of you don't know what to look for when evaluating a qb. "being a gamer" is not criteria enough to run the offense. Trust the coaches to make the right decision, I think they're taking a big step by having live scrimmages this spring and giving everyone a chance.
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