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    Does anyone have a feel for what we are intending to do for a quarterback this year? I honestly don't know. Is Marshall the starter by default? If so, are we expecting him to be improved over last year? I am way down here in Tampa so I don't get a lot of information. Maybe TaQuon will be the exception, but in previous years I have not seen even one of our quarterbacks improve over time. If Candeto and CPJ can make TaQuon a better player, my hat will be off to them. And if Marshall is not the guy, what is our plan B? It seems that for about 50% of seasons under CPJ we enter fall camp with major question marks and the most important position in this offense. Marshall had some impressive stats in many games last year, but I never have considered him a difference maker with respect to wins and losses. We managed to lose games to Tennessee, Miami, Clempsen, UGA. Duke, and Virginia. Defense didn't help, but last August most of us thought we might go 3-3 against these teams. I see many opinions that we are headed for a good season, OL better, Bback better, Nate Woody's FCS defense will be a plus. And the returning senior QB will be a playmaker. I don't get it.


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    Marshall I ;think will get the job due to experience and he should be better but we have several teams that are going to be tough this yr......VT and Miami..GA and LVille and Clemins and maybe Dook all can whip us if we play bad....Look for 6-5 but maybe better if we get a break.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukonwreck View Post
    Does anyone have a feel for what we are intending to do for a quarterback this year? I honestly don't know. Is Marshall the starter by default? If so, are we expecting him to be improved over last year? I am way down here in Tampa so I don't get a lot of information. Maybe TaQuon will be the exception, but in previous years I have not seen even one of our quarterbacks improve over time. If Candeto and CPJ can make TaQuon a better player, my hat will be off to them. And if Marshall is not the guy, what is our plan B? It seems that for about 50% of seasons under CPJ we enter fall camp with major question marks and the most important position in this offense. Marshall had some impressive stats in many games last year, but I never have considered him a difference maker with respect to wins and losses. We managed to lose games to Tennessee, Miami, Clempsen, UGA. Duke, and Virginia. Defense didn't help, but last August most of us thought we might go 3-3 against these teams. I see many opinions that we are headed for a good season, OL better, Bback better, Nate Woody's FCS defense will be a plus. And the returning senior QB will be a playmaker. I don't get it.
    The job is Marshall's to lose.AND it may take A LOT to get him out of the position...PJ has him as a Captain.How many Capt's are 2nd string.? none that I know.
    Personally I don't see him improving his passing much which is a key..He was a CAREER rushing QB in hi school meaning he had almost as many yds running as passing.After watching recruiting for 50 yrs that to me is a "running "QB.He has shown little change in 3 yrs here.The 2nd passing problem is WRs.A very questionable receiving group.Maybe the worst under PJ..
    If he gets hurt,then Lucas Johnson looks #2.Big and strong (215 lb+).Lots of potential, but a one yr next to show it.

    If we get our O-line together,Marshall can RUN 5-6 teams into the ground with no real passing..After that it gets real DICEY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukonwreck View Post
    Does anyone have a feel for what we are intending to do for a quarterback this year? I honestly don't know. Is Marshall the starter by default? If so, are we expecting him to be improved over last year? I am way down here in Tampa so I don't get a lot of information. Maybe TaQuon will be the exception, but in previous years I have not seen even one of our quarterbacks improve over time. If Candeto and CPJ can make TaQuon a better player, my hat will be off to them. And if Marshall is not the guy, what is our plan B? It seems that for about 50% of seasons under CPJ we enter fall camp with major question marks and the most important position in this offense. Marshall had some impressive stats in many games last year, but I never have considered him a difference maker with respect to wins and losses. We managed to lose games to Tennessee, Miami, Clempsen, UGA. Duke, and Virginia. Defense didn't help, but last August most of us thought we might go 3-3 against these teams. I see many opinions that we are headed for a good season, OL better, Bback better, Nate Woody's FCS defense will be a plus. And the returning senior QB will be a playmaker. I don't get it.
    The job is Marshall's to lose.AND it may take A LOT to get him out of the position...PJ has him as a Captain.How many Capt's are 2nd string.? none that I know.
    Personally I don't see him improving his passing much which is a key..He was a CAREER rushing QB in hi school meaning he had almost as many yds running as passing.After watching recruiting for 50 yrs that to me is a "running "QB.He has shown little change in 3 yrs here.The 2nd passing problem is WRs.A very questionable receiving group.Maybe the worst under PJ..
    If he gets hurt,then Lucas Johnson looks #2.Big and strong (215 lb+).Lots of potential, but a one yr next to show it.

    If we get our O-line together,Marshall can RUN 5-6 teams into the ground with no real passing..After that it gets real DICEY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alagold View Post
    The job is Marshall's to lose.AND it may take A LOT to get him out of the position...PJ has him as a Captain.How many Capt's are 2nd string.? none that I know.
    Personally I don't see him improving his passing much which is a key..He was a CAREER rushing QB in hi school meaning he had almost as many yds running as passing.After watching recruiting for 50 yrs that to me is a "running "QB.He has shown little change in 3 yrs here.The 2nd passing problem is WRs.A very questionable receiving group.Maybe the worst under PJ..
    If he gets hurt,then Lucas Johnson looks #2.Big and strong (215 lb+).Lots of potential, but a one yr next to show it.

    If we get our O-line together,Marshall can RUN 5-6 teams into the ground with no real passing..After that it gets real DICEY.
    Heard Saban on a podcast the other day talking about the challenges of motivating players that have always been the best player on any team they were on before college. Best in pee wee, best in middle school, best in high school. And they were the best player on the team without ever learning how to put forth the effort needed to get even better. Then they are in college and no longer the best. Just because TaQuon was good in high school doesn't mean that translates to college. In fact, he probably was such a good running qb that he never was coached to be a better passer.
    Not disputing what you said, but I don't think there are five or six teams that we can handle easily. Alcorn, Bowling Green, but then what? I know Virginia is being projected to be weak, and actually Pittsburgh is said to be down. We have ten games that we can easily lose.

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    We haven't seen a QB improve from one year to the next since George "Oh My" Godsey, and the legendary JoeHam before him. Gailey's downfall was Reggie Ball's 4 yr regression and frankly, I haven't seen QBs improve under CPJ either. The best one - JT - was better in 2014 than in 2016.

    I don't think much will change with TQ. I think he's a run-first, pass-second sort of QB and it's the main reason I don't see us winning more than 6 games. Teams already know how to defend the guy and our predictable attack. Without a Jeune to throw to, it could be worse this year. I mean, if you're a DC and you've watched 2017 game film, I'd challenge TQ to beat me with his arm before I'd take our passing attack very seriously. Force the kid out of the pocket and it's scramble-city, backyard football. Exciting for a play every now and then but very low-percentage football, in terms of getting victories out of it.

    It's why Woody's D can't give up too many big plays. If we fall behind 14-0 early, it's a long haul back with a running QB at the helm.

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    I hope that Lucas Johnson gets a lot of game time experience and gets plenty of chances to toss the rock vs. Alcorn State. If USF has a stout defense, and I expect a Charlie Strong led team to have just that, then we may need him to come in and get the job done if Marshall can't.

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    Whatever the + / - that folks think CPJ may have, I have always thought we have never played our backup QBs enough in games.

    There is practice experience, and there is game experience and they are entirely different. There might be 2- 5 schools in the country where that is not the case - bama, clemson, osu, and sadly ugag is inching up that ladder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukonwreck View Post
    Heard Saban on a podcast the other day talking about the challenges of motivating players that have always been the best player on any team they were on before college. Best in pee wee, best in middle school, best in high school. And they were the best player on the team without ever learning how to put forth the effort needed to get even better. Then they are in college and no longer the best. Just because TaQuon was good in high school doesn't mean that translates to college. In fact, he probably was such a good running qb that he never was coached to be a better passer.
    Not disputing what you said, but I don't think there are five or six teams that we can handle easily. Alcorn, Bowling Green, but then what? I know Virginia is being projected to be weak, and actually Pittsburgh is said to be down. We have ten games that we can easily lose.
    yuk,
    I don't think Sfu is ready for this Off IF IF we have the OL set. Va, BG,AlSt and maybe pitt and unc are prime targets to roll on.Again IF IF our OL melds.Of course the Def has got to do SOMETHING.But could be a bunch of 40-35 games.There is PJ's non-losing season and he can sleep again.. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by helluvaparamedic View Post
    I hope that Lucas Johnson gets a lot of game time experience and gets plenty of chances to toss the rock vs. Alcorn State. If USF has a stout defense, and I expect a Charlie Strong led team to have just that, then we may need him to come in and get the job done if Marshall can't.
    there's no way CPJ will ever bench TQ in that situation. He'll let him run QB Keepers time and again and have us lose before acknowledging that his game plan doesn't work.

    See Duke, 2017 and UGA 2017.

 

 
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