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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #51660 on: July 15, 2017, 10:00:23 am »
I have confidence in Davis because the staff clearly has confidence in him.  He went out and won that job.  He did not play well in those games, but we're talking about a freshman carrying the expectations of being the Mount Union QB on his shoulders.  That's a lot to ask of him (or any frosh).  To me the true test is how he handles it this year.  Those jitters need to be gone now.  I expect to see much more consistent QB play regardless of which one of them is in there.  I was impressed at times by each of those kids (Davis, Poorman, Taitt, Fulford).

All of the QBs are good and should be much improved this year.  Luke Poorman is the one I expect to move to front of the pack.

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #51661 on: July 15, 2017, 11:24:53 am »
I was impressed with Poorman's accuracy.  The biggest question mark I had with him was how important does the staff view running ability?  Davis appeared to be the best of the trio running the read option if that's in the plan going forward.  Each guy had different strengths so it'll be fun to see who did the most to address their weaknesses in the offseason. 

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #51662 on: July 15, 2017, 02:42:09 pm »
I was impressed with Poorman's accuracy.  The biggest question mark I had with him was how important does the staff view running ability?  Davis appeared to be the best of the trio running the read option if that's in the plan going forward.  Each guy had different strengths so it'll be fun to see who did the most to address their weaknesses in the offseason.

I agree that's they all of various different strengths that can be leveraged to success in 2017.  My bet is on the one that LK invested the most time and effort recruiting.

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #51663 on: July 15, 2017, 08:55:48 pm »
I was impressed with Poorman's accuracy.  The biggest question mark I had with him was how important does the staff view running ability?  Davis appeared to be the best of the trio running the read option if that's in the plan going forward.  Each guy had different strengths so it'll be fun to see who did the most to address their weaknesses in the offseason.

I agree that's they all of various different strengths that can be leveraged to success in 2017.  My bet is on the one that LK invested the most time and effort recruiting.

If that is true, why didn't he regain the top spot last year once he was healthy again?
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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #51664 on: July 16, 2017, 06:53:57 am »
I was impressed with Poorman's accuracy.  The biggest question mark I had with him was how important does the staff view running ability?  Davis appeared to be the best of the trio running the read option if that's in the plan going forward.  Each guy had different strengths so it'll be fun to see who did the most to address their weaknesses in the offseason.

I agree that's they all of various different strengths that can be leveraged to success in 2017.  My bet is on the one that LK invested the most time and effort recruiting.

If that is true, why didn't he regain the top spot last year once he was healthy again?

By the time he was healthy again it was very late in the season.  Davis had been running the team well for a long time and the other players were comfortable with him.  I suspect it has a great deal to do with the old adage "don't switch horses in the middle of a stream."

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #51665 on: July 17, 2017, 10:57:08 am »
It seemed to be that Davis didn't necessarily  "win" the job but the injuries at QB forced Coach K to go with the "next man up" and fortunately for Mt fans, most next men up on the Raiders roster are bona fide starters. I think Davis did well and is clearly a running threat, but he obviously struggled - like FY are going to do - in a couple of big games.

The good news is that the QB competition and the returning team coming back makes Mt a clear preseason favorite like every other year. I kind of agree with Pat they deserve a preseason 1 vote (vs. the old defending champs get the automatic 1 philosophy).

Will be interested to see how it plays out.
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