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This article was taken from the twitter feed. It is from the point of view from the coaches he played against at the JUCO level.
Juco transfer Tyler Ferguson will be one of only two QBS on the Penn State roster in 2013. Here's a deeper look at one of the players who could lead the Nittany Lions.
I wonder how drill 6 is going for him. I haven't heard anything coming from the players on how he's doing yet.
Interesting piece there, thanks for posting.
Thanks for the artice. That was a different kind of read coming from the opposition.
Eh, after reading that I feel even more confident saying Bench will end up starting for us this year.
Should be a good competitive spring. QB situation not as dire as it could have been.
"I like your head, it's a good look." - James Franklin, to a bald reporter asking a question.
That was a cool article. I liked that style with the game stats and comments from the opposing coaches. This should be a pretty good competition between Bench and Ferguson during spring practice. QB depth went from atrocious to pretty solid with the 5 guys we will have on campus in the fall.
I'm concerned that in those 5 games he was -92 in rushing yards with >80 of those yards in the second half of the season.
“We need to keep this (expletive) together,” Mauti and Zordich to Hill
It doesn't sound like he had a very good offensive line. He ended up being sacked 50 times.
The article says 30 sacks. Not a lot you can tell from the stat lines. You don't know about the opponent, you don't know what he's working with.
I think the only thing we can say for sure is that he had some succes at the JC level, in his first year out of HS. He had some of the issues all kids do as freshmen in adjusting to the speed of play at the new level.
The downsides? He holds on to the ball too long. He needs to make quicker reads. Yep, things he can learn.
The competition with Bench will be great to see. Two different styles. Tall pocket passer versus the more mobile dual threst kid. Good luck to them both.
Ferguson was running for his life throughout most of his Hudl video. He has some mechanical issues to work out, however, the physical tools are all in place.
Regarding his offensive line, he's running for his life (many times immediately after the snap) on half his highlight film, perhaps more than any quarterback I've ever seen on a highlight film. So I think we can safely say that he was not afforded ideal protection last year.
Yes, you're right about the 30 sacks. I misread the article, time to break out the "Old Man" reading glasses....
You're right. To be sacked 30 times, it's probably some of both. He held onto the ball too long trying to make a play for his team (gunslinger mentality), and he was getting terrible protection. Both of those issues should be rectified this year through better protection and BOB's and Fisher's instruction about getting rid of the ball to not take a sack. I'm not so much worried about it.
I don't remember their films in full, but Hackenberg was on the run quite a bit as well.
I picked three random games last night to watch on his hudl film, and he was running for his life alot. When he wasn't they threw A LOT of screen plays. There were some good things that really stood out, like his arm strength, his mobility, and he seemed to always keep his cool under pressure. But there were also some bad things, like his mechanics, he holds on to the ball a little bit too long, and sometimes his decision making. All things that BOB and Coach Fisher can work through with him, but I believe Bench will win the starting job. I do think however though, it will be a really good QB battle this spring and I am very excited to see how it shapes up.
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