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Old 12-15-2012, 08:18 PM   #21
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I can see that argue.

But let us play devil's argument for a second.

If SOS did not announce that Dylan Thompson would play, would Michigan only prepare for Connor Shaw?

Because if that happened, wouldn't that be advantageous to South Carolina?

Because then Michigan would be all like, "Oh Shit, who is this guy? We did not prepare for him? What can we do now but continue to play the defense that we installed over the last month that was read-option heavy and put less focus on long passes?"


If anything, I would want Michigan to prepare for only one QB and Miles and Davis and be shocked when we roll out Dylan and Carson.

Now with the above being said, let me say that I know Michigan would do there homework and prepare for Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson.

If Spurrier really wanted to jangle their chain, he would have announced that Seth Strickland would start and play most of the game.
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Sort of, but not really. Presumably, we really do want either or quarterback to play, with no favorites between the two outside of who is playing better that game. If we don't announce this, and they prepare solely to stop Connor Shaw, they may succeed in doing just that. That means despite our attempts at a fair chance for both, only Thompson really has a shot. And if Clemson's performance is a fluke, what do we do? By saying both will play, they have to prepare for both, which means they can't necessarily gang up against one or the other.

That being said, like you stated I'd be surprised if Michigan weren't preparing for both to some extent already. Perhaps not 50/50, but if they weren't preparing for both at all, that'd be plain bad coaching.


I meant "their" where I put "there/"
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I like it. We'll find out if we have an open QB competition going into the Spring.
Yep and hopefully make Shaw step his game up more. He has done great things but there is still room for improvement. Like not just taking off and running at the slightest pressure. He stands in there good sometimes but takes off too early at times too.
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Dylan has earned playing time IMO.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:38 PM   #24
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We will run a 2 QB system next year and we will use the bowl game to get the offense ready for that in game action.
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One thing I really like about Dylan is he drops back and fires the ball. Most of the time with minimal hesitation. Conner sometimes holds on to long looking for the perfect pass.
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Isn't that the way we did it the last time we played in the Outback?
Lets just not talk about that from now until the game. Don't want to jink it!

But... I am fine with what Spurrier has decided. Make Michigan prepare for both and maybe one of them will have an advantage for next spring/summer when we have the yearly debate of who the QB will be.
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Dylan seems to play better when he starts not when he's just thrown in there.
may have something to do with when he is starting, he is (presumably at least) getting the majority of snaps with the first team during practice that week.
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Haha, I love it.. Give The HBC a month to prepare & make them gameplan for the zone read & the pro style, I love it!!
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IMO, Connor shouldn't play unless his foot is completely healed, if that's the issue.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:59 PM   #30
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When you have two quarterbacks playing it means you don't have one.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:09 PM   #31
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When you have two quarterbacks playing it means you don't have one.

You mean that we do not have a quaterback that can run like Connor AND throw like Dylan, right?

Because if that is what you are saying then you are correct.

So why not use both of them and exploit their strengths.

Good job Emery on tripping of the log of cleverness.

Cliches are cliches because they contain a lot of truth in them.

But we must be able to find the perspective that will allow us to see the truest parts of the cliche.
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we'll only run into problems if we forget that we have rb's that we can hand it off to. balanced playcalling will be the key now matter how many qb's we play.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:54 PM   #33
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This just makes UM have to prepare for both.
And I think he's earned it.
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Connor may transfer if he sees dylan take the starting spot. its awful hard too swallow being 16-3 as a starter and being a backup..
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I hope this doesn't start another cycle of QB confusion. We have had enough of that during the past several years.
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We knew this weeks ago. Is there some sort of new news?
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Spurrier's comments were interesting. They echo what one of the Michigan fan said about the Michigan pass defense, which is nationally ranked at number 2. The fan said that number was a fraud.

Spurrier said that they seemed like a tough team to run against, and he made a remark about hoping you could hit a couple balls on them. To me, that hints that he would like to open up the offense some.

IMO, we tend to be more of a running team with Shaw, including the option running game at times.

With DT, Spurrier likes to light it up a bit more.
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When you have two quarterbacks playing it means you don't have one.
Well i might disagree a touch... We all have seen the musical chairs over the last 7 or 8 years... it seems to be semi working.... just happy we have a quality back-up
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Haha, I love it.. Give The HBC a month to prepare & make them gameplan for the zone read & the pro style, I love it!!
So true... I have heard coaches say in the past... when you prepare for two styles... the scout team throws everything at a defense.... so nothing completely sticks with your starting D... It can be confusing... I like the scenario....
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