I have never really thought either QB was the future and have said many times I thought Noland was our best option based on what i had seen on tape but iregardless of who it is we need to look ahead and let them take their lumps and prepare for next yr…
We have absolutely nothing to lose we are very likely going to start out 1-6 at best 2-5.
It is obvious that we need to commit to rebuilding from now on. The Oline needs a mobile QB in the pocket and it will be painfully obvious in SEC play. Commit to developing the Trio of freshmen. Start Storey then rotate the trio of Hyatt, Noland and Jones; because they should not be starting as it is overwhelming for your first few starts. Storey could start so he can catch fire if possible AND our coaches could determine the personnel match ups for the OLine and if our WR’s and TE’s care about blocking. I would go with Hyatt first in the rotation since he has a little more maturity and some snaps under his belt.
While I agree with you, I have to admit I am trying to be somewhat hopeful that we don’t have to put it all on the trio of Hyatt, Noland and Jones. I don’t want them to have to be THE man against AU, A&M, Bama and OM to start SEC play. After those games, the game should slow down for 1 of the trio to rise to the top.
I am totally fine putting a freshman quarterback out there because you have to learn how to fail before you learn how to win. Experience is always the greatest teacher in learning how to be successful. I say go out there let them learn on the job which will prepare them immensely for a full season next year
My My how the times have changed, I’ve seen some many people bashing Ty Storey and Cole Kelley, but when they were recruits so many claiming how they were the future and how great they were, especially Storey. No need to bash the kids for bad play calling Ty Storey was a very highly rated QB that could have played anywhere in the country. He had offers from both Alabama and Auburn, I’ll trust that Gus and Saban knows what an SEC Caliber QB looks like. Now after 2 games he belongs at UCA… cut it out man. As some point you have to look at who’s developing the kids, you see kids every single year look bad under one coach transfer to another program and look amazing.
I played against Storey in high school, he’s one year younger than me. So he’s not a kid to me. He played in 3 a football and was very good in it, if you know about Arkansas football you also know how absolutely pitiful 3 a football is, maybe was I don’t keep up with it now, but back then it was horrendous. He’s had an issue with his throwing motion and arm strength since day one, I’ve never thought he had what it took.
Dan Enos is a good QBs coach, and he developed him. He also never broke past 3rd string. While he had the offers to play anywhere, he lacked the talent.
Cole has the Arm, but so do probably 40 other kids on the team, he’s just not a qb.
Let the young one’s play and help sort out the future if one merges. The fan base would not be happy with the impending losses but the howling would be somewhat subdued prepping for the future… at least in theory.