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worthy of a much longer look. I'm not that down on Wittek, but plenty of big armed QB's have not had the intangibles to be the total package on the field. I haven't been privy to how Kessler has performed on the practice field, but his mobility and football IQ seem to be a good fit for today's college football landscape. Just the threat of Wilson's mobility coupled with some good offensive coordination has made such a difference in the Seahawk offense. It has made RG3 a very formidable QB and the Redskins a playoff team. I think Kessler may lack the prototypical size for a USC QB, but maybe it is time to break the mold and given a proven winner a chance to show what he can do. With all the skill players we have, that extra time on a scramble or a designed roll out or a play action pass, may be the difference we need to put the pressure back on opposing defenses as opposed to having a stationery pocket passer who is an easy target and harder to protect. I sure hope Kessler sticks around and I hope Kiffin is really open to a competition in the Spring.
Wilson has a very strong arm.
You hit on the root of the problem when you said you weren't privy to how Kessler performs at practice. This is the true reason for our recent troubles.....closed practices!!
I mean really, how the hell do they think they can ever be successful without all of us being able to keep an eye on them.
I know my tips to Coach CPC at the open practices were clearly beneficial in his successful record here at USC. Do you think we would let the players get away without tackling at practice if we were there. Hell no!
See, closed practices are our true problem.
All I want is a qb who can escape pocket pressure and get a 3rd down conversion with his legs a couple times a game.
Even looking at so many of our big plays on playaction...Sanchez or Barkley would have to shake a free rusher to heave the ball. A little bit more than that would be lethal with the skill players we have (combined with the D we're theoretically capable of putting out there).
Pretty sure Kessler is less mobile than Wittek
This QB competition will be fun to follow and the Spring game will be good since this is one of the few chances we get to watch. Hopefully they all stay healthy.
Not even close.. Im sure this spring SS will update all of this.. Anybody that has been to a practice knows this isnt even close when it comes to mobility.. Arm strength on the other hand is all Max.. Dude has a cannon.. IMO, arm strength has zero to do with playing QB. ML had a weak arm by all standards, however as Trent Dilfer would say he put shit on dimes.. Its all about accuracy and understanding the playbook. Drew Brees doesnt have a cannon and look how good he is. Make no mistake Im not making saying Kessler or wittek is drew brees but I would have Drew over Flaco.
One problem is Kessler could only play on sunny days with no wind, per his Head Coach LK!
"Asked after the game why he kept Wittek on the field throughout, Kiffin said the weather discouraged him from making a switch. "
There you have it. Kessler is unable to play in cold temperature. Trust the coaches!
That was good
That was a bizarre statement by Kiffin. It scares me to acknowledge the fact that his statement did not surprise me. Sure it confused and angered me, but I was by no means shocked to hear it. My patience for LK has diminished and I'm sure many SC fans share similar sentiments.
Who will be shocked to hear Kiffin announce that after several interviews with potential DC's, he has decided that none of the candidates meet his standards and that he will undertake the DC responsibilities.
I'm done ranting
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