Should be and better be. If he doesn't, then PJ will get a reputation on not playing the best players as his players would clearly know that. Regardless, it would be a shame if Morgan didn't have competition. Makes him better along with the team.Of course, but if PJ is true to his word it will be an open competition.
Exactly, Tanner’s father also got really sick, there is no telling what type of effect that had on him.Tanner will be very fine with solid line play (2020 was a rotating cast) and an actual off-season to work with his receivers. Also think Sanford will have more time to get comfortable and figure out what he has to work with. Last year was a total shitshow given all the factors. I call it a wash. At least some guys got game experience
Did anyone actually read the OP? Doogie said Bateman brought up Annexstad on his own to make the point that the offense would be fine no matter who is at QB. Doogie is repeating what Bateman said. I think Bateman is qualified to give an opinion on QB play. If Bateman thinks Annexstad can do the job, I am inclined to agree with him.
It was such a weird situation though. Like Morgan would miss. .. but then 2 guys would drop passes surrounding that miss... Mogan can't catch it for them, neither can Zack...the only example i could think of PJ being someone who doesnt play the best player is actually with Mo. From what I saw when Mo played and both Rodney and Shannon were here, Mo was the better overall back, yet this PT was that of a 3rd string running back (minus when Rodney or Shannon were injured).
Point was proven when he won back of the year.
Beyond that, I think PJ leans towards playing the best player, but when Morgan struggled in a few games last year, i was surprised he didnt play the other QBs more, given it was a free year.
that's true, there were drops for sure. I should have mentioned I was talking about games that were out of hand.It was such a weird situation though. Like Morgan would miss. .. but then 2 guys would drop passes surrounding that miss... Mogan can't catch it for them, neither can Zack...
Yeah I think we've seen over the years that PJ doesn't hand out garbage time, much at all.that's true, there were drops for sure. I should have mentioned I was talking about games that were out of hand.
Michigan L 24-49
Illinois W 41-14
Iowa L 7-35
It was a great opportunity to give other QBs not just experience but let you see if you have any gamers.
I think we can safely sleep on whether Morgan will be the starter against OSU. He will, barring injury in camp.I'm sleeping on it.
I think most QBs make it a full season without missing a game due to injury.I think we can safely sleep on whether Morgan will be the starter against OSU. He will, barring injury in camp.
Why any of this is interesting is that Morgan has gone about 25 games without coming off the field except for a couple of plays at the end of the Iowa game in 2019. That's a remarkable run of injury-free football. Chances are we will see at some time or another this year how good our backup is (and who it is} due to an injury of some sort.
Bateman is the one who out of nowhere threw Zack into the QB mix. Topic starts at 47:40.I expect others to do the hard work for me.
Wonder if he's afraid of any possibility of a qb controversy.Fleck works in backups and other players at most positions but for some reason has always been super resistant to playing multiple QBs, even in garbage time. In a lot of ways it feels more like the NFL mentality as opposed to the college mindset. You rarely see NFL teams pull their QB, even in blowouts.
Wonder if he's afraid of any possibility of a qb controversy.