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RE: 2017 FB Roster Notes
(02-04-2017 02:37 PM)White Hall Wrote:  
(02-04-2017 10:45 AM)Rock House Duke Wrote:  Cole vs Gage will be an epic quarterback competion for the fall of 2018

This. I don't Think Gage is coming to JMU to sit for 3 seasons. Either Cole or Gage will be disappointed in 2018 and likely transfers.

We've had A LOT of hyped HS QBs come in over the last decade+, and the majority haven't even panned out at QB (either moved to another positions and/or left the team after a season or 2). We have no idea whether or not there will be much of a QB battle in 2018.
02-05-2017 04:40 AM
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Guys while I like Cojo a lot his nickname is clearly BG which is short for Baby Giraffe
02-05-2017 09:17 AM
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(02-05-2017 01:35 AM)BleedingPurple Wrote:  One of our all time greats, Rodney Landers, saw virtually zero playing time for three seasons, waiting patiently to become the star of the show for his final two years. He red-shirted his freshman year, played a little RB (very little) year two and three. Then years four and five he became our Superman.

That was 10 years ago. As that Fox article noted, blue chip QBs are no longer willing to sit for multiple seasons before playing. They all want to start from day one and if they don't get it, will transfer. Gage had FBS offers. So if he doesn't win the job in 2018, he can pull a Birdsong and transfer to an FBS program, sit out another year, and be starting in year 3 of his college career. Now we have no idea if he is actually that good but based on the offers he received and his high school coaching, he seems to be pretty solid.
02-05-2017 10:47 AM
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Assuming Cole Johnson fills out his frame and gets another year or two under his belt in this system, he is going to be a very legitimate national player of the year candidate and NFL draft prospect.
02-05-2017 11:39 AM
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Just put the best QB out there. That's all I ask.
What was frustrating about the dudzik/Thorpe years is that dudzik was clearly better than Thorpe but Mickey insisted on starting Thorpe.
02-05-2017 11:44 AM
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(02-05-2017 11:44 AM)Potomac Wrote:  Just put the best QB out there. That's all I ask.
What was frustrating about the dudzik/Thorpe years is that dudzik was clearly better than Thorpe but Mickey insisted on starting Thorpe.

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Thorpe was great against inferior talent. Those big games against inferior talent influenced MM. He went all in on Thorpe and that decision cost him his job.
02-05-2017 11:30 PM
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(02-05-2017 11:30 PM)JMUNation Wrote:  Thorpe was great against inferior talent. Those big games against inferior talent influenced MM. He went all in on Thorpe and that decision cost him his job.

100% agree. Had he waited until JT was a RJ, I think we may have had something.
02-06-2017 03:18 AM
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Great athlete. In games where he could out athlete the opposing defense, he shined. When he had to use his QB skills, then he struggled. He was strongest when the play broke down and he could scramble. His feet were more lethal than his arm and his brain.

Brian is shifty and has more speed then he is probably given credit for having but he did most of his big play damage with his arm and good decision making.

Thorpe was one of the fastest if not the fastest guy on the field most games.
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(02-06-2017 08:01 AM)JMUNation Wrote:  Great athlete. In games where he could out athlete the opposing defense, he shined. When he had to use his QB skills, then he struggled. He was strongest when the play broke down and he could scramble. His feet were more lethal than his arm and his brain.

Brian is shifty and has more speed then he is probably given credit for having but he did most of his big play damage with his arm and good decision making.

Thorpe was one of the fastest if not the fastest guy on the field most games.

I heard this a lot, but it seems to me everytime Thorpe appeared to have a lot of field in front of him, some defensive player would catch him or force him out of bounds. I was always expecting to see his explosive speed, but never saw it. Just my opinion.
02-06-2017 08:31 AM
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