I was on vacation the past 5 days, 4 of us Arkies at a conference.
My friend/business partner received a phone call Friday night, from his friend who is employed at UA/very involved with the football program, that KB is a “done deal”.
So I’m reporting this, literally THIRD hand, and it is truly a rumor, by any definition, so I hesitate to bother you guys with this, but this is actually a decent source, not the “Gruden is wearing a red tie” crowd.
My internet was very sketchy on vaca, so just now posting, sorry
I sure hope that’s correct. It would help the offense in so many ways. KB playing one year for the hogs would pay huge dividends for the growth of our young QB’s. It would also give some big bust to recruiting.
All things considered (except our performance on the field) would logically make the Hogs the front runner.
But I’ll wait for official announcement, signed, sealed, & delivered before getting all giddy.
Well, we will have to wait out several more visits from KB. He’s going to UNC this weekend, taking a trip to Miss St, and says he’s looking at one more. So much for the “visit Mizzou and shut her down crowd”.
Heard Tuberville on Bo’s show today say KB wasn’t all that fast and not that accurate…Could Dudley or Richard give us a little bit of insight into what we might be getting in this young man?
[/quote]I don’t know: Tuberville may be way off base here. KB’s career statistics show that he has completed 66% of his passes (311 of 470). I think most of us wish our QBs (not just Storey) were completing 66% of their passes. A QB that hits that rate doesn’t have to have great speed (and others would have to speak to KB’s speed) because the defense has to play the pass first when the ball is in his hands.
I don’t know what Tuberville considers “not that accurate” or “not all that fast”. But I think a “verified 4.50 forty” (per 247), and 66.7% and 65.8% pass completion percentages in 2018 and 2017 is pretty dang accurate and fast. In fact it sure puts him at the top of my wish list for next year’s Razorback QB!
In fact his 2018 66.7% and 8.54 YPA are both better than his freshman replacement’s. The only thing that’s a bit worrisome about his passing is his 2017 TD/Int ratio (13 TDs & 8 Ints). However, his 11 rushing TDs helps with that rather pedestrian 13-8 ratio.
The only thing bad I can find about him it the 16-10 TD to interception radio.
I heard Coach Tuberville say that today and thought 'huh?"
He does have an tendency to down play every thing so maybe that was it.
I think Trevor Lawrence is a better passer and that’s the rout Coach Swinney wanted to go.
[/quote]Agree totally with that statement. The comparison for us, though, isn’t what Swinney had to compare. If we were in Swinney’s situation, we probably would choose the upside of Lawrence, too. But if Swinney were in Arkansas’ position, he would choose KB every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
I talked to a Clemson fan last week and I asked him why did they demoted when he did nothing to lose his job?.. he responded that they were and are hopeful that TL can be their Tua: that he can provide the spark for them that Tua provided for Alabama last year as a freshman… To me that reason makes more sense than any other speculation I’ve heard… Nonetheless I feel this is the reason why Clemson will not bear Alabama because they’re trying to do what Alabama does and carboncopy every move coach Sabin makes. They won’t beat Alabama trying to play Alabama’s game
TL was the #1 Player/QB coming out of HS. Why Dabo switched QB’s that early depends on what you want to believe. But coaches of Dabo’s stature usually know what’s best for the team present & future.
I would like to here or see the Dabo quote stating he wants Trevor to be same as Tua.
What I stated was the opinion of a fan that follows Clemson football. And quoted correctly I didn’t state they wanted TL to be like Tua but rather they are hopeful he has the same effect as Tua had as a freshman providing a spark to their offense. Regardless of that Dabo and his one championship is not above reproach just as every coach can make a bad judgment call so can he.
Tua had already established himself the year before in the NC game & more time in the system.
Obviously Trevor didn’t need that much time to run the offense, I guess he was an early enrollee last spring.
Either way it must be nice for Clemson & Bama to have that much experience & talent at the position.