Depth at Quarterback - who is #2

Rescooter

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We can all agree that Morgan has stepped up and is a big reason why we're 5 - 0. PJ has talked about depth and we seem to be good most positions. Concerning to me is the #2 QB position. Any insight as to who it would be: Kramer or Clark? What would/could they offer that Morgan doesn't have and what areas would we see a drop off?
 

CurveballJesus

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Kramer was the one who came out for a few seconds a few games ago when Tanner's helmet came off, before we switched to Green in the wildcat, so I think Kramer would be the "backup." That said, if it's a few plays type of thing, I bet we'd just run Green until Tanner came back in
 

Schnauzer

Pretty Sure You are Wrong
Just a reminder that, knock on wood, so far this is about the best luck the Gophers have had injury-wise in my memory.

In the Gopher attempt to climb the college football ladder, having good luck with injuries is a huge plus. Teams scrapping their way up often have good talent but just not enough of it in their depth. So, remaining injury free will magnify the position by position talent level the team will be able to put on the field compared to their opponents with each game.

To compound the good luck on the Gopher injury front, I also don't remember where it seems as though each week the opponent loses their QB prior to, or in their game with the Gophers. In five games, we have seen Georgia Southern, Purdue, and Illinois lose their QB while there were some issues with SDSU too, and the status of Nebraska QB is uncertain for the next game. It is almost like some divine parting of the seas.

As others have said, I don't recall anyone feeling sorry for the Gophers or putting asterisks by losses in the standings when they (often) have had to fill major holes in the lineup due to injury.
 

hungan1

Active member
Just a reminder that, knock on wood, so far this is about the best luck the Gophers have had injury-wise in my memory.

In the Gopher attempt to climb the college football ladder, having good luck with injuries is a huge plus. Teams scrapping their way up often have good talent but just not enough of it in their depth. So, remaining injury free will magnify the position by position talent level the team will be able to put on the field compared to their opponents with each game.

To compound the good luck on the Gopher injury front, I also don't remember where it seems as though each week the opponent loses their QB prior to, or in their game with the Gophers. In five games, we have seen Georgia Southern, Purdue, and Illinois lose their QB while there were some issues with SDSU too, and the status of Nebraska QB is uncertain for the next game. It is almost like some divine parting of the seas.

As others have said, I don't recall anyone feeling sorry for the Gophers or putting asterisks by losses in the standings when they (often) have had to fill major holes in the lineup due to injury.
No kidding, the Gophers have relatively avoided key injuries. Keeping fingers crossed.

How far along is Zach's rehab? Is he lost for the season?
 

MNVCGUY

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No kidding, the Gophers have relatively avoided key injuries. Keeping fingers crossed.

How far along is Zach's rehab? Is he lost for the season?
The big question is do we sit Winfield against Maryland in a few weeks? Half joking but 2 years in a row his season ended in that game and we need him healthy.
 

Spoofin

Active member
Want some real scientific info on this (/s)?

While at the Purdue game I noticed during warmups that Clark was paired with Morgan - both having someone else next to them to catch the passes. Kramer on the other hand was playing catch with someone else - both needing to catch the passes themselves. No finger protection for Kramer?


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PMWinSTP

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Want some real scientific info on this (/s)?

While at the Purdue game I noticed during warmups that Clark was paired with Morgan - both having someone else next to them to catch the passes. Kramer on the other hand was playing catch with someone else - both needing to catch the passes themselves. No finger protection for Kramer?


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And Green wears gloves like Teddy...so I think he throws to himself in warm ups...
 

A_Slab_of_Bacon

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I'd hate to be the offensive lineman that gets run up on from behind by Faalele.
True.

It works the other way too.

A game or two ago (two I think) we had our RB get stalled in the backfield and tried to make something happen and shifted directs a bit and ... ran into Faalele ... he bounced off Faalele, and Faalele's body barely moved.
 

highwayman

Knows Less Than Coaching Staff
Highly doubt they would just run Green out there:

He doesn’t practice the whole playbook, so he probably doesn’t even know half of it.

The other QBs are getting more reps and know the whole playbook.

There is already a definite backup for every game. That backup has been prepped to be the backup. That backup is not Green.

To think that there is no plan and that Kramer or Clark are not the definite backup is silly.

They may or may not be fully “ready”. Remember how Morgan looked his first few series in 2018? Not the guy we see now.
 
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hungan1

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True.

It works the other way too.

A game or two ago (two I think) we had our RB get stalled in the backfield and tried to make something happen and shifted directs a bit and ... ran into Faalele ... he bounced off Faalele, and Faalele's body barely moved.
I still have visions of that poor slow to get up Georgia Tech DL that Faalele used as a whoopie cushion.
 

Great Plains Gopher

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We can all agree that Morgan has stepped up and is a big reason why we're 5 - 0. PJ has talked about depth and we seem to be good most positions. Concerning to me is the #2 QB position. Any insight as to who it would be: Kramer or Clark? What would/could they offer that Morgan doesn't have and what areas would we see a drop off?
I am wondering that, too. Never hear a word about it in the media or from the coaches. It's a big issue if Tanner goes down, unless they expect Green to step in.
 

Ogee Oglethorpe

Over Macho Grande?
I am wondering that, too. Never hear a word about it in the media or from the coaches. It's a big issue if Tanner goes down, unless they expect Green to step in.
I would expect a decision on QB #2 would be made almost entirely on the length of time. Morgan gets dinged up late in the 3rd quarter or early 4th quarter of a game, Green probably steps in and finishes the game; the following week, TBD. If Morgan were to go out for an extended period of time, multiple games, etc, then we probably see who they like better between the other 2 true FR? Just my guess
 

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