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Old 11-17-2012, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default Can someone explain to me the rationale behind starting Shaw today?

Let me preface this by saying I realize I am not a coaching legend like Steve Spurrier so please spare me the posts reminding me of that. This is America and I can express disagreement with something.

For the life of me I cannot figure out why SOS decided to start Shaw today. He's obviously nursing a bad foot and we have Clemson next week. Did he think that DT couldn't get it done? He got it done vs better opponents than Wofford earlier in the year. I see no reason not to have confidence in him.

If anyone can explain to me why SOS found it necessary to start Shaw today I am all ears, or eyes rather.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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Default Re: Can someone explain to me the rationale behind starting Shaw today?

Because Spurrier has his favorites. Bottom Line!
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:12 PM   #5
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Default Re: Can someone explain to me the rationale behind starting Shaw today?

My guess would be that SOS and Shaw didn't think the inkury was worth a week's rest and instead thought that they would have a chance to work on some things in what was supposed to be a tune up/scrimmage for Clemson.

We all expected limited work for our starters today and when it did not pan out that way, Connor stayed in to work through some issues.

Besides, as much as I love DT, I don't know if he would have faired better behind the line for much of this game, those defensive linemen ran around our line with little effort on some of those plays in the 1st and 2nd quarter.

Connor Shaw is our starting quarterback and I have no issue with him starting this game even with the injury. I wouldn't want to cheat him out of a start if he feels ready and has practiced most of the week.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:15 PM   #6
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Because he gave us the best chance of winning the game?
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:22 PM   #7
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No, it's because Shaw's dad and Spurrier are friends maybe?
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Default Re: Can someone explain to me the rationale behind starting Shaw today?

come on man..i mean i know it's frustrating but who else do we have? I think Shaw is our best qb. Im sure Steve does too.
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Default Re: Can someone explain to me the rationale behind starting Shaw today?

I thought coach said he wasnt going to pull shaw anymore this year. I was hoping to rest shaw but thought this would be the reason for not.
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Default Re: Can someone explain to me the rationale behind starting Shaw today?

If Shaw was not in there maybe we don't win the game. His legs got us out of trouble at least 8-10 times today. None of our other guys could have done that. DT may be a better passer to some, but the fact is our receivers were almost never open so it doesn't matter who was throwing it.
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No, it's because Shaw's dad and Spurrier are friends maybe?
I'd be lying if I said I've never wondered that, but I have to give SOS the benefit of the doubt that he wouldn't sacrifice what's best for the program in order to play favorites.
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lets get real. We ran the ball the whole day. DT could hand the ball off just fine i think
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I'd be lying if I said I've never wondered that, but I have to give SOS the benefit of the doubt that he wouldn't sacrifice what's best for the program in order to play favorites.
There was a running back here before Lattimore that would not see the field because of a certain player who I won't mention and it was due to favoritism. In fact it had an effect on the team off the field at the time.
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Let me preface this by saying I realize I am not a coaching legend like Steve Spurrier so please spare me the posts reminding me of that. This is America and I can express disagreement with something.

For the life of me I cannot figure out why SOS decided to start Shaw today. He's obviously nursing a bad foot and we have Clemson next week. Did he think that DT couldn't get it done? He got it done vs better opponents than Wofford earlier in the year. I see no reason not to have confidence in him.

If anyone can explain to me why SOS found it necessary to start Shaw today I am all ears, or eyes rather.
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There was a running back here before Lattimore that would not see the field because of a certain player who I won't mention and it was due to favoritism. In fact it had an effect on the team off the field at the time.
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All of you who have nothing to offer the debate, you don't have to post in here.
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Typically a player starts because they've earned it. Connor Shaw is 2 weeks removed from being the SEC Offensive Player of the Week.
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Default Re: Can someone explain to me the rationale behind starting Shaw today?

yes i think shaw should've rested i like dylan but connor is the starter. why don't need him rusty next week
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[quote=TheUSCMike;3552598]SOS reads these boards and makes decision based on which of you guys he can piss off the most



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