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Offline Dusty Ol Fart

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Re: What qualities do you look for when deciding on your qb?
« Reply #90 on: December 07, 2018, 12:41:08 PM »
Meanwhile, I once coached for a program whose previous HC had decided to move his 300lb son to QB and run the Air Raid so it could be all about him.  The kid threw reasonably well, but was lazy and selfish and there were better options on the roster. 

Watched it happen here for 2 seasons. Caustic environment for sure.  :-[
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Re: What qualities do you look for when deciding on your qb?
« Reply #91 on: December 07, 2018, 01:43:46 PM »
Meanwhile, I once coached for a program whose previous HC had decided to move his 300lb son to QB and run the Air Raid so it could be all about him.  The kid threw reasonably well, but was lazy and selfish and there were better options on the roster. 

Watched it happen here for 2 seasons. Caustic environment for sure.  :-[

Well he woulda been an amazing DTDW QB. 300 pounds leading thru to the corner? Whoo boy.
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Re: What qualities do you look for when deciding on your qb?
« Reply #92 on: December 07, 2018, 04:07:27 PM »
Well he woulda been an amazing DTDW QB. 300 pounds leading thru to the corner? Whoo boy.
Well if he was lazy, I doubt he would make it to his block in the DTDW.

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Re: What qualities do you look for when deciding on your qb?
« Reply #93 on: December 07, 2018, 05:24:59 PM »
Meanwhile, I once coached for a program whose previous HC had decided to move his 300lb son to QB and run the Air Raid so it could be all about him.  The kid threw reasonably well, but was lazy and selfish and there were better options on the roster.  The consequences of that one decision crippled their whole program for years after that coach and player were gone.
How?

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Re: What qualities do you look for when deciding on your qb?
« Reply #94 on: December 08, 2018, 03:09:37 PM »
How?

First, they became so bad they were embarrassing.  Football, which used to be pretty good, became a laughingstock at that school just as a new basketball coach came in and turned that sport around... while using that to badmouth football in the process and convince athletes not to play.  It was only for a couple of years, but the well was poisoned and the football program's reputation was destroyed to kids and parents.  That left a deep hole for coaches who came after to dig out of.

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Re: What qualities do you look for when deciding on your qb?
« Reply #95 on: December 08, 2018, 03:53:05 PM »
B&T  Just putting this out there.  That new Basketball Coach was POISON as well. 
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Re: What qualities do you look for when deciding on your qb?
« Reply #96 on: December 10, 2018, 03:15:45 AM »
At one time I had a huge QB but who threw very well (never missed).  My OC didn't not want such a chunk of beef at QB and so put him on the OL at LG.  I watched a scrimmage and demanded to know why, in front of him and his father, he wasn't playing QB?

He gave the expected excuse that nobody that big should be playing QB no matter how well he could throw (I drafted him for his throwing ability.).  I had promised that kid he would be QB.  I did not hold his size against him.  As a big QB he could either run option or block a corner on DW Toss.  I told him to put him at QB right then and there.

He didn't.

The kid quit.  He was there to play QB and nothing else.  So my OC lost a QB and a LG both.  His decision was a costly mistake.   

So why didn't I overrule my OC?

Because my OC was with me for the long term.  That QB was with me until he went overage or overweight.  The OC would be with me until I quit coaching.  So I had to respect his stupid mistake (One I never would have made,).

He sure did do STUPID.  Nobody in the league could throw like that kid could. 

That said, except for this one QB, I ALWAYS picked 72 pound QB's.  I picked my QB's on their ability to complete a 15 yard pass which, subtracting his 5 yard drop, was 10 yards.  My QB was usually my 4th worst player on offense.  Of the last four place players on offense, he passed the best.  That won him the position.  The other three went to SE or RT.  Other than this one QB I only had one other in 17 years of coaching that was actually a STAR at the position.  For most of us that's a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Otherwise, a QB under center is a quick hit hand off/option machine.  If you're not running either one don't run my DCWT.  But, if he can run and pass both, let him run my Run and Shoot.
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Re: What qualities do you look for when deciding on your qb?
« Reply #97 on: December 10, 2018, 09:04:03 PM »
So why didn't I overrule my OC?

Because my OC was with me for the long term.  That QB was with me until he went overage or overweight.  The OC would be with me until I quit coaching.
Did you expect his judgment to improve?  Or was he so good in other ways you couldn't afford to either lose him or shake his confidence?

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Re: What qualities do you look for when deciding on your qb?
« Reply #98 on: December 11, 2018, 11:02:08 PM »
B&T  Just putting this out there.  That new Basketball Coach was POISON as well.

He obviously was, but this happening at the same time he showed up compounded the issue.