Discussion in 'OSU Sports Forum' started by GoPokeU, Jan 13, 2012.
Sorry, i started with Tennessee QB and then I got carried away...
Option A. This is a post I had on another thread several weeks ago which I believe provides enough support.
Good point, but I recall that RGIII didn't start the first game against Wake Forest.
I really hope a redshirt Junior can beat out a true freshman at QB of all positions.
You are right his first series was in the second quarter of the game.
Have you already seen him in practice at Stilly?
He already, as a skinny kid has a sensational arm. I was blown away in the AA game, clearly MORE that he was advertised to be. My thoughts are, don't bring him along until he's ready, this is light years away from H.S. ball in Illinois, and a great deal of the deal is mental, how well he learns the system, pocket poise and etc.. But he has ALL THE TOOLS from what little I've seen of him.
I believe Mike is going to schedule a couple more gimmes in the early season, we already have ULL and Arizona on the schedule, see how he develops and let him play a few snaps in the regular season without burning his redshirt, but all things being equal he is the future QB in Cowboy football from where I sit.
I emailed my friend in Ft. Worth this morning and told him the experts are picking us 5th in the league next year, 8-4 and a minor bowl (fair enough), but if Lunt is starting all bets are off.
Though a true FR. starting at QB in a top 20 program is a steep hill to climb.
I'm still flabbergasted that Scout rates him a 3-star prospect, and then I remember Justin Blackmon, Kendall Hunter, Russell Okung, and Brandon Pettigrew, all playing for pay on Sundays.
mizzou has rolled out guys year after year. I think chase Daniel was a true frosh.
And who's the backup?
I'm going out on a very short, fat limb and say that Lunt will be our QB.
If he beats out the guys we already have on campus, then I'm thinking we probably aren't going to be very good at QB. No offense to Lunt, but you need look no further than Texas to see what happens when you have to start a true freshman at QB.
Deaton and the kid from Texarkana.
Wow can not believe it take 5 minutes to get the point actosss, otherwise, weeeeeeeeeeeeee
He was 6'5" last week.
Now he is 6'6" and maybe still growing.
I say redshirt him this year. Start him next year - he'll be about 7'9" by then.
(sorry teach, just messin' with ya)
Did someone say Bill Brasky?
IF Lunt is the starter one of two things have happened.
1. Both Chelf and Walsh are injured or have proven themselves unable to perform in game situations and are severely hindering our offense. Ie. making poor throws or poor reads, or both resulting in bad audibles, lostyardage and turnovers.
2. He absolutely is the second coming of Weeden and lights the world on fire. Somehow he is able to grasp the intricacies of this offense, add bulk to his frame, and adjust to the life/speed of a D-1 athlete.
option #1 = rocky year with 6-8 wins
option #2 = looking at another big12 championship and another very special year. I would say the odds are 99 to 1 against option 2.
Believe me, i would like nothing more than Lunt to take the job by storm, but my gut tells me i have a better chance of giving birth to a set of twins. and yes, i am not female
If he is the best QB then you have to play him as a true freshman. If he really ends up being that good and you redshirt him, then he might play 2 years and go pro as a redshirt sophomore. No reason to waste a year with the redshirt. He is a prototypical sized NFL QB and might end up a Sam Bradford or Andrew Luck type player if he wins the job as a freshman. Would much rather take the 3 years than redshirt him and risk losing him after 2.
Off the top of my head Colt McCoy, Matthew Stafford, Greg McElroy, and Chad Henne.
I can take it.
Obviously anything can happen. Hell, even Peyton Manning was 3rd string @ UT at the start of his Frosh campaign and was forced to start because of injury to the other two. However, my view of history suggests that you don't force a guy to the front of the line. But, and this is a HUGE but, if he is clearly the best, and mentally and emotionaly mature enough, he gets the nod. I am more of a proponent of the RS simply to allow time for the maturity to catch up to the physical skills... or the other way around. He is special from the 'eye test' (sorry, had to do it).
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