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Old 12-15-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default Dylan Thompson To Play

Spurrier said that Connor will start the Outback Bowl, but Dylan will get some playing time, possibly in the 1st quarter.

I don't like this, but I guess I'll trust the coaches. Hope it doesn't turn in to Garcia/Smelley
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Sounds like Connor is still a little gimpy.

I'm with you, we'll see how it goes.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:40 PM   #3
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This just makes UM have to prepare for both.
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This just makes UM have to prepare for both.
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Spurrier said that Connor will start the Outback Bowl, but Dylan will get some playing time, possibly in the 1st quarter.

I don't like this, but I guess I'll trust the coaches. Hope it doesn't turn in to Garcia/Smelley
Isn't that the way we did it the last time we played in the Outback?
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As long as we're moving the chains, IDGAF.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:56 PM   #7
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This just makes UM have to prepare for both.
I hear people say that, but I don't think so. It's not like one is just a runner, while one is just a thrower. Both can scramble. Shaw actually has a higher completion percentage, and a higher average per completion. Both are dual threat QBs. Shaw may run a little better, and Dylan may have a stronger arm, but its the same offense no matter who is in there.
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I like the Idea personally. Finally a chance for DT to play in a bowl game. I think this will make for some great motivation to practice well in preps to face UM.
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I like it. We'll find out if we have an open QB competition going into the Spring.
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I hear people say that, but I don't think so. It's not like one is just a runner, while one is just a thrower. Both can scramble. Shaw actually has a higher completion percentage, and a higher average per completion. Both are dual threat QBs. Shaw may run a little better, and Dylan may have a stronger arm, but its the same offense no matter who is in there.
Blinded by the light? There is a completely different style to SOS play calling when Connor or Dylan is under center. Both QBs while good at what they do offer different assets. Connor has played all season injured and that has hurt his ability to perform.
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We knew this weeks ago. Is there some sort of new news?
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I hear people say that, but I don't think so. It's not like one is just a runner, while one is just a thrower. Both can scramble. Shaw actually has a higher completion percentage, and a higher average per completion. Both are dual threat QBs. Shaw may run a little better, and Dylan may have a stronger arm, but its the same offense no matter who is in there.
Not at all. Connor can throw, and Thompson can run. But its not as simple as that. When Connor is in, much emphasis is placed on the read option, and the passing game emphasizes shorter routes. When Thompson is in there, there isn't as much read option, and the passing game is much more vertical. We aren't talking differences akin to the triple-option and the Air Raid, but they are noticeably different nonetheless.
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To me, Dylan seems to be typically more of a PP compared to Shaw IMO


The Clemson game was really the first time he ran a bit from my recollection.
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I like it. We'll find out if we have an open QB competition going into the Spring.
It is always open.Just ask SOS.
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I like it. We'll find out if we have an open QB competition going into the Spring.
Yes, personally I hope we get this result. If the offense can improve a little next year, it will be big.
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This just makes UM have to prepare for both.

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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This is not Garcia/Smelley. The key difference is with Garcia/Smelley Spurrier was trying to figure out which was the better QB out of two middle road QBs. With Shaw/Thompson he has two good QBs who have different play styles and can be used situationally.
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I just want to start airing it out more
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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.
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.
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Dylan seems to play better when he starts not when he's just thrown in there.
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