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(04-25-2021 03:15 PM)catcane Wrote:  
(04-25-2021 03:04 PM)Bear Catlett Wrote:  Now way Collaros was better than Guidugi.

I never saw Greg Cook play, but Gino was the best QB I've seen us have here. I always kind've felt sorry for him because to be blunt and honest, at the time he could have done a lot better than us.

Collaros played on better teams, much like Dez right now. Hey, I don't need Dez to be John Elway, just win the games.

I did see Greg Cook play and there was a very good reason that he was chosen in the 1st round with the #5 draft pick.

Greg Cook without the injury or with today's shoulder surgery would be in Canton. He really was that good.
 
04-25-2021 06:44 PM
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+1 on Cook. I saw him play an exhibition game against KC in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1969, if memory serves. But that was then, and this is now. I'm pulling forr Des to have a healthy and productive year that propels back into the NY6.
 
04-26-2021 12:53 PM
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Gino and his 21 Int’s in 2002, most maddening UC football team in the last 20 plus years. Team should have beaten Ohio State and WVU at home. Lost a close one to Miami. Choked away a rather infamous game at Hawaii. Was embarrassed by UNT in the bowl game.

In between all that they won their opener against TCU in miracle fashion. Won a conference championship. Won 7 games and extended UC bowl streak to 3.

It was a Rick Minter season.
 
04-26-2021 01:14 PM
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I have been higher than many on Des on here. In sports there are players that can just. R described as “winners”. It might not be pretty, but they will find a way to win. I’d put Ben Mauk and Tony Pine in that category as well.
 
04-26-2021 01:34 PM
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Probably not a fair comparison between Gino and Desmond due to a number of factors. That said, Rid is a combo platter QB that has contributed to a lot of winning in his time under center. He won't end up passing Gino in yards but he will go down as one of our best QB's overall. He also has a chance to go undefeated and winning a NY6 bowl. That is something no UC QB has done to my knowledge/recollection.

On another note, I think it's cool and a blessing to have Gino as the QB coach for Rid. Gino is the bridge between the older guard and the newer version of the program. I have a feeling there is no bigger supporter for Rid than Gino.
 
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(04-26-2021 01:14 PM)UCBearcatlawjd2 Wrote:  Gino and his 21 Int’s in 2002, most maddening UC football team in the last 20 plus years. Team should have beaten Ohio State and WVU at home. Lost a close one to Miami. Choked away a rather infamous game at Hawaii. Was embarrassed by UNT in the bowl game.

In between all that they won their opener against TCU in miracle fashion. Won a conference championship. Won 7 games and extended UC bowl streak to 3.

It was a Rick Minter season.


Bolded, that says it all doesn't it? Rick did some fine work to keep UC competitive and earn some headliner wins. But in the end, just couldn't sustain any success.

His biggest would have, could have, should have moment was that loss to Ohio State @ PBS. It would have changed the narrative for UC in this state and denied OSU a national championship that year--both would have been historic.

Thankfully, UC football is in a much better place now than ever before.
 
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Pinned tweet from Thamel who continues to show our program love...

 
04-26-2021 02:23 PM
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^^^^
From Thamel's article linked in the tweet above...

Quote:Fickell has had countless opportunities to leave for high-profile jobs, and he’s appreciative enough of Ridder sticking around for a last dance that he’s finding creative ways to be sure his quarterback keeps developing.

The staff encouraged a trip this spring to visit private quarterback coach Jordan Palmer in California to expand Ridder's horizons. Strength coach Brady Collins set a goal for Ridder to gain 10 more pounds to play at 225, a considerable jump from him arriving at 176 pounds and his lack of bulk earning him the nickname “Calvin Klein model.”

Offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock has focused on putting Ridder in “a position to be uncomfortable.” Ridder will also be sitting in on the coaching meetings on Sundays this fall to help him gain a different perspective. “Just so he understands kind of the what and whys of why we're attacking it,” quarterback coach and passing game coordinator Gino Guidugli said. “I think it'll help him down the road.”

NFL scouts want to see a more polished passer. When Guidugli broke down Ridder’s completion chart this offseason, he was under 50% on passes to his left. Ridder especially struggled with shorter balls in that direction, so they’ve worked on footwork to correct it. They also have put a premium on deep ball accuracy, as Guidugli noted some over-the-top misses on shots in games against Army, Austin Peay and South Florida. “If he hits some of those ones early in the season, he may be coming out this year in the draft instead of coming back,” Guidugli said.

The Bearcat offense should be loaded this year with Alabama transfer tailback Jerome Ford — “he’s going to be special,” Guidugli says — and two NFL-caliber tight ends in Leonard Taylor and Josh Whyle (six TDs), who reminds Denbrock of former Notre Dame star Tyler Eifert.

On Ridder’s trip to California to work out with Palmer, he got an education in stability, mobility and how the connectivity of the body can impact the throwing motion. A stiff ankle can impact the knee, which can have a kinetic impact on accuracy. “Really learning that throwing isn't just about arms and upper body, but it's about your full body and keeping everything in contact,” Ridder said.

Palmer came away impressed with Ridder’s talent, athleticism and the coaching he’d received from Guidugli, the only quarterback coach Ridder has had at UC who Palmer said he has a “ton of admiration for” as a teacher. It’s also not lost on Palmer that Ridder’s “all-ball” focus doesn’t stray outside football and family, as he’s already flashed the habits and mannerisms of a pro.

Ridder’s decision to return could pay big draft dividends, as Palmer forecasted that Ridder would have reached the top of the second tier in this draft — think the neighborhood of Kellen Mond, Kyle Trask and Davis Mills — had he declared and thrown in front of teams.

Ridder’s 30 wins put him in position to be one of the five winningest starting quarterbacks in the history of the sport. Kellen Moore at 50-3 and Colt McCoy at 45-8 are out of reach, but he could realistically pass Peyton Manning (39-6) or perhaps catch David Greene (42-10) and end up immortalized in elite company.

“He can significantly elevate his draft status for next year,” Palmer said. “There’s a chance he’s something like 43-5 and NFL people are saying, ‘Oh, this is one of the best college football players ever.’”

Rid - the future is now!
 
04-26-2021 02:31 PM
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Good article, with one glaring inaccuracy - Colt McCoy is absolutely within reach. Ridder is only 15 wins from him.
 
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