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Sister ran into him where she works and about 15 of uofl co-working fans bombarded him with questions. Didn't get the conversation verbatim, but the meat and potatoes of the convo was that he talked up Teddy big time, and teaching Will and that he's excited about 2014. He said he may not get to shine this year, but next year it'll be his turn. Sis was really impressed with his demeanor and attitude.
We all safely assumed Teddy was gone after this season, but we have the happy problem of having a lot of good qbs on or going to be on the team in 2014. Its going to be interesting to see how it all plays out but he apparently is confident the job is his next season.
Will is the perfect guy to take over considering the talent Charlie is surrounding him with, the desired game plan of SEC-like football and his game management skills. Teddy might be a once-in-a-generation guy for us but we won't particularly NEED that level of talent going forward, which is something our future opponents are taking quite lightly.
He needs to shine this year, our schedule is set up so that we should have big leads and Teddy taken out and Gardner given playing time to get him ready for next year. I know everyone is talking about Teddy and the Heisman but we need to keep Teddy healthy and get playing time for the underclassman so we don't take a step back next year. I know bringing a Heisman here would be an honor and alot of PR but taking a step back next year will just bring the media down on us and we will be thought of as a program that could only ride Teddy's coattails. Let's keep the train powering forward. GO CARDS.
I think the kid from Trinity comes in and redshirts as he's new to the QB position. I also think the JUCO Nelson was signed more for immediate depth as a #3. It's going to be Gardner or Bolin next year. Gardner will have played some this year, and Bolin will redshirt, so advantage Gardner. Bolin will have to really out-do him next Spring to take the job.
Three years ago we were arguing about the merits of Adam Froman, Justin Burke, and Will Stein. Not to knock those guys, but damn it's refreshing to talk about the battle between a bunch of 4-star dudes that are behind our 5-star dude.
Lol, I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this statement. Sure glad those days are over.
Bonnafon isn't necessarily new to the QB position. He just hasn't started at varsity yet. And who knows, he could blow up next season.
The fella that runs this site thinks real highly of Mr. Bonnafon. I think we have a great problem.
He's a promising player and has a bright future here. I stand by my point that its extremely unlikely that a guy that plays 1 year of QB in actual game competition in high school comes in and beats out experienced 4 star talents. He can and should redshirt and learn the position/offense inside and out and space himself in eligibility. If he is able to blow them all away and is the best guy, then he'll play...I seriously doubt that he proves better than Gardner right away or even Bolin. Experience matters at QB.
Marcus Smith, Preston and Dom Brown all came here to play QB as well.
Marcus Smith was a QB and got a token few days in practice at the spot, but the staff always planned to move him. Dom Brown wanted to play QB, and the only way to get him over schools like Ohio State that wanted him at WR was to give him that chance. I firmly believe out staff thought all along they would eventually show him he belonged elsewhere on the field. Easier to convince them of that once they arrive than when they are being recruited. As for Preston Brown, no he never was a QB in high school. Reggie IS being recruited as a QB and the staff has every intention of him staying there. Not the same kind of case as Marcus and Dom.
I see, must have had Preston Brown confused with Preston Smith. Isn't the staff still recruiting QBs in this class? Doesn't sound as rock solid as you make it out to be.
This post was edited by LouisVillain 9 months ago
Its rock solid.
recruiting qbs doesn't always mean playing qb. See Dom Brown and Michael Bush. One is in the nfl and don't be surprised if the other one ends up there as well.
Wasn't Zeke Pike a qb in high school also?
This post was edited by Rugersp101 9 months ago
No it doesn't mean they are staying at QB. I explained above what went on with Dom Brown and Marcus Smith. The staff never intended them to stay at QB, they do with Reggie. As Chane would say: Point. Blank. Period.
That's just funny. The staff had no problem LYING to Brown and Smith but Bonnafon... oh ho ho he's untouchable at QB!!! What a joke. You know as much as anyone else where Reggie will play here, I don't care if both Charlie and Watson themselves uttered the words personally.
They didn't lie to them they told them they would be given a chance to come and play QB. Once they get here and see they are #3 or #4 at QB but can play right away at another spot, they want to switch because they want to be on the field. If you don't let them even have a shot at QB for a while to see that, they go to the bigger school to play another position. Not hard to see or understand. Reggie is an elite QB prospect, those guys were both always athletes that happened to play QB in high school for option offenses.
Another former QB/NFLer in Kerry Rhodes.
I don't get the slam on the coaches. It seems pretty simple and fair to me.
They offer a player at a position. No guarantees he will win the position he was primarily recruited for. If he can't beat out another player at that position, he is offered another way to get on the field at another position.
Seems fair to me. If he can't win the position at his preferred spot on a college team how could he expect to make it in the pros at that position. Seems like they are doing what is in the team's and the player's best interest.
I don't see how that's lying to a player and I am pretty sure these coaches don't guarantee any player a starting position or playing time.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by scarban 9 months ago
Im not saying Reggie will or wont play QB, but lets take a look at the whole thing..
He is a highly rated 3 star at the position while not really having much playing time at the position. He will be reevaluated at the end of his senior season.
With that said, we still recruited Alin Edouard, DJ Gillins, and Wes Lunt. Lunt was heavily pursued, and Gillins/Edouard have yet to receive offers.
A new name has emerged as well, Texas QB Connor Brewer is transferring and Louisville is a potential landing spot.
Since Reggie has committed, Louisville has still recruited other kids. Two transfers and two highly rated seniors, even after landing highly rated Bolin last year, along with JUCO Nelson, and Gardner I believe is a rs frosh?
Whatever the case may be, I feel the staff is questioning the position after this season, as they should. Its a virtual unknown what we will have behind Teddy entering our first year in ACC.
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