• #1151 by jbcarol on 15 Apr 2017

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    Scarblog: ESPN analyst and Elite 11 quarterback camp guru who placed incredibly unfair expectations on Auburn quarterback Sean White has found a new object of his ridiculous affection.

    It's Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

    For about a year, since Tagovailoa participated in the Elite 11, Dilfer has repeatedly hyped up the freshman early enrollee from Hawaii, and he just set a new personal best in the pole vault of over-the-top statements.

    "I'd say he's probably the most gifted passer I've seen at this age," Dilfer told Tuscaloosa radio station Tide 102.9. "I worked out with Aaron Rodgers a lot when he was at Cal. Tua throws it better than Aaron Rodgers threw it as a sophomore at Cal-Berkeley. That's not an exaggeration."

    If it's not an exaggeration, it's a needless and burdensome comparison.

    It Hurts
  • #1152 by jbcarol on 16 Apr 2017

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    Johnson led the Wildcats to a 7-4 record, including a stunning win over rival Louisville and the program’s first bowl game in 6 years, Johnson’s position atop the depth chart looked less than solid. As he faltered in the Blue-White scrimmage, redshirt freshman Gunnar Hoak shined —

    Johnson, who outdueled Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson in the 2016 regular-season finale, completed just 8 of 18 passes for 106 yards, no touchdowns and an ugly interception against a collection of Kentucky’s backup defensive players.

    Hoak completed 12 of 18 passes for 92 yards, 2 touchdowns and no picks while playing with the second-string offense against the Wildcats starting defense — then switched teams and completed 4 of 6 passes for 82 yards and scrambled for a 5-yard touchdown against the No. 2 D.

    Fans will not forget getting a win over UofL at Papa John's.  Have forgotten Barker.
  • #1153 by jbcarol on 18 Apr 2017

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    “In a perfect world, yes, we would like to scrimmage all out,” Jones said Monday night at Lee Stadium after appearing on the SEC Network. “Unfortunately, we’re not going to be able to this spring, so we’ll try to make it as competitive as possible in other ways.”

    Tennessee’s annual Orange and White Game, which begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, has been one of the most attended spring scrimmages in the SEC since Jones took over and invigorated the program.

    Jones sees to it his players are available before the game with a fan appreciation function, autographs available...

    Junior Quinten Dormady is a coaches’ son, and prototypical pocket passer from Texas who also possesses decent mobility.

    Redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano is the confident athletic option, brash enough to suggest Tennessee is “soon to be SEC champion,” but still learning to run the team.

    Redshirt sophomore Sheriron Jones has shown both a pocket presence and mobility, representing a good mix of the skills Dormady and Guarantano possess, and showing why Florida and Ole Miss also offered him scholarships when he was coming out of high school in California.

    “We’ll do the quarterback challenge,” Jones said of the drill work pitting the quarterbacks against one another. “I think it’s a great measuring tool for us as coaches to see how they will compete when there’s all eyes on them and they are in front of Vol Nation.”

    Jones said Tennessee will also conduct the “Circle of Life” drill, other one-on-one competitions and “some situational football.”
  • #1154 by jbcarol on 18 Apr 2017

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    Projected post-spring depth chart

        Danny Etling, senior
        Justin McMillan, RS sophomore
        Lindsey Scott, RS freshman
        Lowell Narcisse, freshman
        Caleb Lewis, RS sophomore

    Summer arrival: Myles Brennan

    This remains Danny Etling's job to lose. Ed Orgeron anointed him as the clear leader in the competition upon the start of spring, and he ends drills as just that, leading a pack of inexperienced, young players. Orgeron has stressed throughout drills that Etling has received the bulk of first-string reps and that no other QB has beat him out.

    LSU's identity on offense will be determined by its quarterback — pro-style or dual-threat. The staff continues to search for that identity, players and coaches say, as the competition continues. Etling's lead in the battle skews the offense to his talents — less QB run, for example — but Canada isn't running just one kind of offense this spring. Justin McMillan, a more nimble quarterback, is manning a scheme that's more QB run, McMillan said this spring.
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  • #1159 by jbcarol on 15 May 2017

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    A&M's battle at quarterback between three players has the look of stretching well into August camp.

    "We've got three guys who are competing in a great way," A&M sixth-year coach Kevin Sumlin said on Monday of senior Jake Hubenak, redshirt freshman Nick Starkel and true freshman Kellen Mond.

    "We return four guys who started on our offensive line," Sumlin said. "Which we didn't have last year."

    The Aggies finished 8-5 for a third consecutive season with a third consecutive unraveling in November, prompting Sumlin to replace longtime strength coach Larry Jackson with Mark Hocke, a longtime Alabama assistant strength coach and one-time Georgia head strength coach.
  • #1160 by jbcarol on 17 May 2017