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Not ever seeing Ford Childress makes my guess of him starting baseless but I'm just hoping the expectations are met.
Problem is, we didn’t know what we were doing either. But when we didn’t know what we were doing, we were pretty good at it…..
Nah it's not baseless at all. No matter how good Rawlins may be, he's only going to have Spring + Summer to learn our offense, giving him a disadvantage. Millard was very unimpressive last season IMO, so I certainly *hope* Childress wins the starting job. If he's not good enough to beat out Millard we're going to have a rough year or two.
Hopefully Ford from that start and continues to start. A lot of potential expected of this kid hope he pans out.
Hopefully Ford is the man but there is just soooo many unknowns for this team next year.
This, basically. Millard might surprise but from what Ive seen in spot duty im not sure how anyone can feel all warm and fuzzy. I think its Ford and I think he will probably take some lumps, but in the long run hoping hes a big time player here for it.
Ford, none of us have seen him yes, but he has a year under his belt, he has had time to learn offense, this kid was very highly rated, #7 qb in country I believe, different sites different ratings, I think I remember seeing #9 qb on another site, either way high rated, he had geno to mentor him. The only thing I don't no about him and will worry me till I find out is his toughness and durability
I was actually able to witness a practice last year. It was the practice that Geno missed due to a death in the family. it was one practice but Ford looks the part.
Had this conversation on twitter the other night.
Do you agree with the following?
If Ford doesn't win the starting spot I would rather throw Chavas in the fire and let him learn on the fly and have him for 4 years as opposed to giving Millard the starting gig.
Does Paul transfer if he doesnt win starting job? I hope not! Whats everyone think?
I don't think so. Why would he? One snap away from being the starter. Full ride at a top level school.
It is a good possibility. I wouldn't want to be sitting the bench for three years possibly my whole college career.
Worked out ok for Matt Cassel at USC. He made millions in the NFL.
I do hope to see Ford start. (it is based on nothing other than that he is highly recruited.) I think Millard is a good back up option. Puts us in a good spot.
Paul will have to transfer to div 2 or 3, be he isn't a starting qb at the bcs level, some ppl are just backups, what's wrong with that, why does it have to be well what if he transfers, blah blah blah, he needs to accept his role and be rdy for an injury and he or chaves will be qb 1
I think he does I hope not but why wouldn't he?Cause Ford might get hurt why would you play you're whole life and settle for being the backup?
I am going to go outside the box here and guess that Mllard will be the starter next season. I don't really have a great reason as to why Millard other than Millard went to HS around me and I would love to see him earn the starting qb spot. Honestly I don't really care that much who the qb is just want best player at the position. If either Millard or Ford shine I think it will help with recruiting in Texas in the future! Go Eers!!!
I would think it is a strong possiblity
The true freshman at okie state beat out all of the guys ahead of him with just spring ball. Maryland started a true freshman last year. I have no idea who will start, but i wouldnt write off a dual threat qb who made a point of graduating high school early so he could be here for spring ball. he didnt do that to ride the bench and learn the system. DH told him he would have a shot.
I think a lot of who gets to play depends on our oline. If our oline is solid, than the best passer will start. if it is a sieve, the best dual threat may start bc a qb who cant run may take a beating.
I actually have no idea who starts. I do know that Millard finished his senior year with the 2nd most passing yardage in the ENTIRE COUNTRY vs. some pretty good competition. We havent seen that kind of performance in his spot duty, but to do what he did in HS there has to be some hidden talent in there. Ford seems to be the sexy choice, but I really believe it will be a tossup. It will come down to who better grasps the system in the spring over who has the most raw ability, IMO.
PS. I dont think Chavas is anywhere near ready to play Div 1 football as a true frosh. He needs to develop a good foundation then work on his accuracy, instead of relying completely on his athleticism. I still think that he ends up at WR after next year if we can get a decent QB in next years class. It doesnt sound like he is against the idea in many of his posts on Twitter.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by jaaronnut22 14 months ago
I agree. Rawlins is mobile which will help because he most likely will not be the most polished passer but being able to run from the qb position is just another dimension to the offense. I do like Ford to be the starter though. He has very good size.
This post was edited by BlueYellow44195 14 months ago
I mean, it's far too early to tell of course, but it is an interesting question. Millard put up some crazy stats in high school. But his stat line last year as Geno's backup was pretty worrisome. 9/19 throwing on the season, with 2 TDs, 1 Int, and 3 sacks taken. I also just watched some HS footage of Childress and the kid seems pretty legit. Throws accurately into coverage, has confidence in the pocket even when he's being blitzed, and ran the ball better than you'd think (apparently he had over 500 yds and 8 TDs on his feet his senior year). Obviously the recruiting ratings are only someone's opinion, but last year 247 ranked Childress higher than any recruit we've got in our class this year. Millard was a 2* on every site but one.
The conventional wisdom is definitely stacked against Millard, but we're not coaches and no one knows which kids will step it up when the competition comes in and which ones won't. Who cares what the ratings and the stats say if he blossoms this year. I'll be happy to root for him if he does.
I'm just saying it was a possibility and that I wouldn't want to be a back up. I wouldn't want to take the chance that I could still make millions in the NFL as a backup.
RAWLINS can run.
The only clear trend in football (high school to NFL) is a running QB and the zone read offense. Dana will start to adopt it.
Rawlins will redshirt.
Note the word trend. Well sized QBs who can pass the ball is not a trend. Trends don't last forever.
Not even Dana knows. He was quoted saying some weeks back he expects the QB competition to last all the way through fall camp and might not decide on a starter until they start game prep for the first game. One thing that seems evident to me is that Dana is as interested in what's between his QBs ears as what hangs off his shoulder. Knowledge of the offense and trust are important, and in those areas Millard has the edge over the other contenders, IMO. No prediction on how it will play out, but it sure is gonna make the spring game interesting!
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