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Quarterback for next year

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by Coloradojacket, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. Coloradojacket

    Coloradojacket Helluva Engineer

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    Ok, so want to get you all's thoughts on where we are moving with QB. Graham is number 1 for now but Yates a duel threat, Sims a duel threat, and Gleason a pro-style. With this what will the offense scheme be? Going to be interesting.
     
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  2. GTZachary

    GTZachary Ramblin' Wreck

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    Nothing can really be said until Spring. We will continue to run the spread.
     
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  3. THWG

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    I think you meant dual-threat. I really hope we don't have our qbs dueling before games. That is something Andrew Jackson would do.
     
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  4. Coloradojacket

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    Hey but it might be as intimidating as lifting weights on the field before the game......lol
     
  5. wesgt123

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    From what I’ve heard/seen, Tucker Gleason is pretty mobile when he needs to be. We’ll know more in the spring, but it’s safe to say anything will be a step up from last seasons QB selection
     
  6. TampaGT

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    I think it will be a transfer qb or Gleason. I think they are wanting to throw the ball more and are looking for a qb that beats you from the pocket or a game manager type qb.
     
  7. kg01

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    I'd be shocked if one of Gleason or Sims doesn't start from game 1. Shocked.

    ETA: In fact, I'd even stake an avatar bet that one of them will start our first game.
     
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  8. JacketOff

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    Right now I think Yates is the odd man out, which is unfortunate because he could probably be a really good QB. Graham is definitely #1 right now, and he showed flashes of being a Nick Marshall at Auburn type. Very strong arm, and pretty fast out of the pocket, but he needs to improve his intermediate passing game a ton, and his vision as a runner isn’t great. Gleason is probably the most polished overall QB out of the bunch, but I don’t know how mobile he is, and even with huge improvements on the OLine; it will still pretty much be a necessity to be mobile next year. Sims probably has the most potential of everyone, but he isn’t the thrower that Gleason is. It’s very important that the staff figure out which guy they want to roll with. I imagine after the year is over, at least 1 of the 4 will transfer out. I think you would be able to run a pretty successful offense platooning 2 guys if they have different strengths, but you can’t run a completely different scheme when you bring the other guy in. If it’s determined that Gleason is the best thrower, you can’t just bring him in on every 3rd and 7 you have and try to throw for the first down.

    Don’t forget about Tobias either. I would love to see some wildcat looks featuring him next year.
     
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  9. Yoda

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    I think Yates is like lil joe. Smaller, but thicker guy, that has that intangible "it" factor. We shall see how it plays out.
     
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    The qb that can CONSISTENTLY read the defense, look off the safeties, and make quick accurate passes will start.

    Let the competition begin.
     
  11. dhbartlett12

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    My money is on Gleason. Our passing is atrocious. Gleason probably wont be great as a true-freshman, but I think he will be able to execute the concepts.
     
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    What's the bet?
     
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  13. YellowJacketFan2018

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    Nobody will know until spring practice or even in August
     
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  14. GTrob21

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    Sims... if he can improve his footwork, he will be a starter. One thing I saw when I watched his film is that his arm is incredible strong. He can whip the ball and he has been so far physically superior to the defenses that he has gotten away with it. He won't get away with it here, and if you watch some of his games, it causes his throws to be slightly off.

    I don't know what his completion percentage was in HS, but I"m betting it wasn't as high as other QB's similarly ranked.

    Again if Sims works on his footwork and improves, his ceiling is incredible high.

    All that being said, I like Tuck as well. He is tough, and a fierce competitor.

    We are going to have a great QB room next year.
     
  15. GTpdm

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    ...dangerous to make an avatar bet with @kg01...

    I can only imagine what he would come up with if he wins—and mind you, I was sedated under heavy doses of fentanyl last Fall, so my imagination has a huge head start on all you sane people.
     
  16. Gtbowhunter90

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    I think I'll stay away from this one. And spectate the battle from the nosebleeds. This is gonna be a ferocious battle and the one thing I will say and I'll leave it alone after that:

    If Graham has any desire to be QB1 he better be sharp the entire off season. We saw how bad he was when he took a "week off". This is a whole new group of guys and Pnaude will bench him if he fails to prepare and execute...
     
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  17. smokey_wasp

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    4 QB rotation, duh!

    Kidding. I honestly have no idea who the QB will be next year.
     
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  18. GTNavyNuke

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    I like playing at least two QBs a game and staying with the hot hand that day. Why change? (tic)

    Who are the top two QBs?
     
  19. 305jacket

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    I expect:
    1. LJ transfers out soon
    2. One of Sims/Gleason will redshirt
    3. One of Graham/Yates transfers out in the fall

    That will leave us with 3 QBs, all separated in class.

    My prediction:
    1. Graham
    2. Sims
    3. Gleason (RS)
     
  20. Technut1990

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    No way to know the answer to this at this point. factory schools would sit both a year and then one would redshirt the 2nd year or vice versa. I think it would be an interesting task for us to name who our starter was this past year, if we can’t do that we dang sure can’t figure out next year
     

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