Originally Posted by cofcgamecock9
I know this is a weird question so just don't respond if you just want to take a shot at me. I am trying to stay away from pissing matches.
Do you think "emotion" or loyalty would ever come into play with Spurrier's play calling with a guy like Connor Shaw?
In one way I say absolutely not because we all know Spurrier just wants to win and will do whatever it takes to win. That is one of the things that makes him so great.
On the other hand, for those of us that have followed Spurrier closely, we do know that he becomes very loyal to certain players. He really is a good guy overall that cares about his players. We also know that Spurrier is very aware of stats and rankings.
Connor Shaw will be the first QB to even finish the program under Spurrier.
I noticed on the call in show that Spurrier said "we have got to keep throwing it." He didn't say "we need to throw it more," but the context of the conversation made it seem like he was planning on throwing it more. But maybe I am wrong. Just the way it seemed to me.
So Mike Davis is a sophmore. Connor is a senior and Spurrier knows that some scouts are starting to look at him.
So is there any chance that Spurrier might try to help Connor get better stats AS LONG AS he doesn't start screwing it up? I am sure we are always going to revert back to running if the QB is struggling. But do you think there is a chance that he will increase Connor's "opportunities" to get better stats?
For example, Spurrier has never had an ALL-SEC QB at South Carolina. Connor probably has no shot at first team (Manziel), but he would have a shot at second team or third team IF he was able to start getting his total yards up, etc.
Spurrier has compared Shaw to Russell Wilson on several occasions this year. Connor's percentage numbers are very similar to Russell's college stats. But Russell threw A LOT more than Connor and racked up a lot more yards.
Or do you think that when Spurrier is on the sidelines that is the furthest thing from his mind and that it would never even be a consideration?
The only time I can remember emotion or loyalty coming into play with Spurrier's play calling towards Connor Shaw would be the Missouri game. We were dominating big time, but Spurrier left Shaw in so that he could get his 20th consecutive completion. I loved that since it was a huge welcome to the SEC moment for Missouri.
As for Spurrier showing loyalty to shaw this year, I hope he does and airs it out a ton, but at the same time I don't expect him to leave Shaw in games late and run up the score. At the same time our offense kind of runs through the ground game be it Mike Davis or Shaw, so it will be interesting to see how the rest of the season goes.
Becoming an All SEC QB could be challenging for Shaw. You have to assume Manziel gets the first spot and then from there you have Shaw battling with Murray, McCarron, Mettenberger and possibly even Bo Wallace. It will definitely be an up hill battle, but the injury to James Franklin helps a little bit.