Happy Friday to my Hog Family and the Mods!
So now that December 4th and the KB situation has come and gone, I have found myself thinking about the QB situation and thought I would throw out some things to get a friendly discussion just to get a feel from everyone else on their take. There really is no right or wrong answer on this, just curious is all.
Without a doubt, all of us would have loved to had KB. Now that we know it isn’t happening I have found myself wondering if we are better off moving forward with the dudes we have and with the incoming QB in KJ versus a transfer. A big part of me feels that if we go with a 1 year transfer then we will essentially be somewhat back to where we are now which is playing a QB with little to no experience. Now, will those dudes that are still here have more experience in the system, without a doubt yes. However, they more than likely will not have much playing experience other than maybe a few games as I assume you will be living with the transfer in the SEC games baring an injury.
To me a perfect transfer situation is like what LSU got. They got a guy that still had 2 years left to play and for the most part I believe that is typically a rare situation but I could be wrong and will let guys like RD and DD confirm on that. Only one I know of this year is Buechele I believe.
If we go with who we have now and KJ, you take your lumps and grow as a team. I mean, with the situation we are in now, you can’t fall out of a hole! So you grow with what you have and prepare and build for the future. Look at Baylor, they were 1-11 last year and now 6-6. Yes, different conference but they took their hits and grew from it. Look what the Cowboys did with Troy Aikman as a rookie. He got abused (0-11) and hammered in first year but their win totals went up to 7 wins the next 2 seasons on to 13 wins by 4th year. Might not be the best example but hopefully you get my point. I don’t want to see KJ get abused or beaten down to where he loses confidence but we have to remember one thing with him. I believe he was a starter for 4 straight years and early on they were not good until the last couple of years he led them deep in state playoffs. So, this is something he is used too.
Sorry so long. Anyway, I don’t know the answer to this and like I said - there is no right or wrong answer here. Just putting it out to see what others takes are on it because Lord knows that there are a TON of you on here that are WAY smarter than me.
Let’s have some fun with this and I hope all of you have a blessed weekend!