He played a good bit at BYU, too, iirc.I think Jt definitely runs the offense at a quicker pace. He played quite a bit in the 1st half of the UVA game last year and did well. Godhigh dropped a pitch or we probably would gone for two TDS in his two possessions
I disagree. I think you'll see far less pistol. Justin's height and quickness makes him a ghost back there when he is close to the line. Also, pj and co made it pretty clear that they are going back to basics.
"It's refreshing, they (JT and TB) both engage in and want to do what we're doing"-Paul Johnson. Says everything you need to know and sheds a lot of light on the Vad Lee era.
Add the VT game, second half of Georgia and Miami games, plus the bowl game.Though our offense put up points last year I don't think it was effective by any means. There were too many stalled drives that put too much pressure on the defense. The first half of the Clemson game last season is a perfect example.
Navy blocks and executes better than we have the last few years. But their competition is weaker also.The trigger man will be scary. We just need the other pieces to step up. We have better talent at every position than Navy and they seem to move the ball well against everyone they play.
thanks for posting. I really think QB play will improve this year
This is the first time I've heard a coach mention a something that just jumped off the screen to me about JT, the quickness of his delivery. He can get the ball out of his hands and down the field fast for anybody, not just GT. I think that if we make big strides in our O this year, it won't be just because of our running game. It seems to me that while we've been able to beat secondaries who over commit to stop the run, we don't really burn them as much as we should because our passes have given them too much time to recover. I'm excited about this possibility.
...........You can be excited for the season, but neither QB will be the Moses to lead us to the promised land. The OL is the biggest question mark, the biggest issue last year, and either QB will work their type of magic if the OL improves. If the OL performs subpar, then Byerly is the way to go as he will push through the trash better.
Vad was not as bad as you remember (Yes he did still take a slide with one yard to go for the 1st).
I think the OL was as bad as you remember (or worse than you remember because everyone is always watching the QB).
The trigger man will be scary. We just need the other pieces to step up. We have better talent at every position than Navy and they seem to move the ball well against everyone they play.
If we block well enough in the interior and perimeter we'll have a fine year on O. If we dont then it would take amazing individual talent like a Dwyer & a Bebe Thomas to have a great year...talent we dont appear to have.
QBs look terrible when theres little blocking no matter how good they are.
For an option team, you can never say which position is going to be most productive. It will always depend on two things: 1. The way the defense plays us. 2. The individual talent at the position. If defenses play to make the QB be the one to beat them with his feet, then JT will probably have a monster year. That seemed to be how they played us a lot of times with Tevin (and even Vad). Tevin actually made more of these opportunities than Vad did due to all of the previously discussed issues. I think JT increases the threat at the QB position, so it will be interesting to see if that affects how defenses play us.We need the BB and AB's to be so productive as to make any "keeper" by Justin a rarity. He needs to be a complete surprise package when he runs it. He needs to be so successful, altho infrequent, as to be a splash of cold water in the DC's face. An "aha moment" causing defenses to adjust immediately to take away the qb as a runner. And, then, of course the toss, the dive, the counter all become even more successful.