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I think now is the time to go with Paul Jones. Mcgloin is limited in potential and now loses one of the best backs in the nation and his top 4-5 recievers from last year. That could be really ugly. I think our best move would be to throw jones back there, for better or worse, and let him gel with belton and these young recievers over the next couple of years....especially with signing day and hack a long ways away
From a team stability standpoint right now would be the worst possible time to do it.
Throwing him in right off with all these losses would be feeding him to the wolves, and ruining another young QB is not something I want to do.
Let them get into the grind and groove and continually evaluate. At this point you have to keep the course somewhat. I despise McG as our QB, but this isn't the time or situation, yet. I think Jones will start by the end of the year, hopefully.
AHHHH! The annual Mcgloin debate! I never thought I'd be happy to see this thread but I am glad to talk football for a change! Enjoy it fellas because this is the last year! lol
This post was edited by bigsuge71 20 months ago
with all of these loses, what exactly are we hoping for? I'd day 6-6 is about the tops of what we are looking at, with all the loss of experience, no db's, and little offensive firepower. If we dont play Jones this year, he will be a senior next year and we'll be staring at the same thing.
If McGloin isnt getting the job done, O'Brien won't hesitate to put in Jones. So I am not that worried about it personally. I do think with several offensive players leaving, Jones might be a better option because of his running ability but we havent seen him play yet. This wont be an Anthony Morelli situation where JoePa was so stubborn he wouldnt put in Daryll Clark because the media and fans kept calling for it.
Well that's wrong. Jones will be a 4th year JR next year.
And your argument is a better reason not to sacrifice Jones to start the season with no rhythm and no support.
Jones is only a RS SO. He has 2 yrs of eligibility after this season. By all accounts, he received a fair shot in spring practice, but McGloin earned the gig. He deserves his opportunity for BOB until proven otherwise.
Jones has three years of eligibility left ...
If winning was easy even losers would do it.
Which are the six teams that are going to beat us?
“We’re doing things we couldn’t imagine,” says safety Stephen Obeng-Agyapong. “But we’re doing them together.”
Wow Spulv just got an eligibility beatdown.
BoB stated that McGloin improved his completion percentage to 65-70 in the spring. If true, things will work out.
I think he'll benefit greatly by having legit TE threats, and Belton moving around the offense. McG's strength is short passing.
I'm very hopeful about Jones' future, but I don't think we're there yet.
Well when you cannot get the basic facts right.
Lefty, I had us betweena 5-9 wins this year (before the transfers). 6-6 wouldn't be the end of the world all things considered.
I certainly understand that we'd take some lumps with jones this year, but I also believe we can get back to competitive next year WITH him getting some experience now,next year. Losses- NW- they have been close lately, Kane colter and the arriving Kyle prater I think gets it done, osu, Wisconsin, VA on the rise- there house and offense will still be looking for answers, Nebraska, and another we won't be expecting. 7-5 might be a safe call- anything beyond that and I will be happy
Between 5-9 wins? That's really going out on a limb there Mtayl
Lots to factor with a new coaching staff. There were poised to be a lot of close games. 9 would have been a dream imo, and I didn't think it would happen. My bet was 7. And I only saw 5 "for sure" wins, so I set that as a minimum.
But hey, Jones will be a SR next year won't he? Oops.
this is crazy. whats the point? let him develop on the bench.
OMG- I get it, I was off by one year of legibility. I forgot he failed a couple of years of school. The point is, he has way more upside and could be a game changer by years end with some good experience. Something we dont have on offense as it stand now
Or he could be on the bench because he hasn't learned the playbook. Throwing him in without a competent understanding of the offense along with new moving pieces will lead to mistakes, losses, injuries and destroyed confidence, which will lead to more mistakes. Which will lead to you calling for Hack to start next year if Jones struggles.
And if you don't think confidence is big deal for quarterbacks, you don't know quarterbacks or football.
O'Brien doesn't get hung up on potential or upside like fans. He trusts his eyes and right now his eyes have told him that McGloin is the man. Whether you like it or not.
That being said, if McGloin struggles I trust the coaches to know when to pull him.
Failing a couple years of school really didn't have anything to do with his eligibility. Still have 5 years to play 4.
I think mcgloin is the better qb too- right now, and because of all the experience he had. While obrien said it was important to win now, the circumstances have changed. I think we now have to turn our eye to the future. Just my opinion
Plus when uve got a talented kid that likes to improvise based on what I saw in the blue / white game u are going to end up having him develop a whole bunch of bad habits that he needs to unlearn. I dont understand why the idea of throwing a qb into play when he's not ready is considered a good thing by so many people.
Who do you think our 6 losses are this year?
see above..... named em
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