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"Trask, who finished in the top 15 in the country in passing efficiency this season" Better than Top 15, Trask finished the season 11th in QB Rating in the NCAA, according to ESPN: Tua Tagovailoa ALA Joe Burrow LSU Justin Fields OSU Jalen Hurts OKLA Trevor Lawrence CLEM Malcolm Perry NAVY Tanner Morgan MINN Micale Cunningham LOU Jack Coan WIS Kedon Slovis USC Kyle Trask FLA
"Mullen ... dealt with a season-ending injury to his starting quarterback." That injury is why Florida went 11-2 instead of 9-4.
Hey MSU, talked to Todd Grantham yet? let me know if I can help.
1. Trask and Jones have had the same amount of time in Mullen's "system" to develop. 2. Before this season Trask and Jones had the same amount of time starting college games - zero - with Jones having many more high school starts. 3. Many QBs are able to start and perform reasonably well their FRESHMAN year (Fromm, Nix, etc.). Why not Jones? Athleticism alone doesn't cut it.
"I don’t own an Auburn t-shirt, bumper sticker ..." So you're embarrassed by your degree?
Taking advice from Crime Time Sanders is not a good thing.
What’s with Emory Jones? Seems like in tight games Mullen doesn’t let him throw in critical passing situations. In the Orange Bowl, which was an unexpectedly tight game, Jones came in and started a series of downs. Then, when faced with a 3rd and long passing situation, I thought we’d get to see Jones throw, but Trask went in to throw for the 1st down, and we went on to score. Looks to me like Mullen is not fully comfortable with Jones. Trask and Jones have had the same amount of time under Mullen. Is it a “still learning” issue?
What’s with Emory Jones? Seems like in tight games Mullen doesn’t let him throw in critical passing situations. In the Orange Bowl - an unexpectedly tight game - Jones came in and ran the first two plays of a series, and facing 3rd down and 6, I thought we’d get to see Jones throw, but Trask went in to throw and got the 1st down. Looks to me like Mullen is not fully comfortable with Jones. Why? Both Trask and Jones have had the same amount of time under Mullen. Is it a “still learning” issue?
Thank you, Nick, please do it again if you have the chance.
No way we beat Auburn after the devastation of a second loss in two years to Kentucky, and with those 2 losses no way we beat LSU or Georgia. With Franks it's a 4-loss season. Trask saved not just the Kentucky game but the season. It's time all Gators appreciate his 3rd highest QB Rating in the SEC (behind a Heisman winner and a Heisman contender) and his 12th highest QB Rating in the NCAA.
What's with Emory Jones? Seems like in tight games Mullen doesn't let him throw in critical passing situations. In the Orange Bowl, an unexpectedly tight game, Jones came in and ran the first two plays of a series, and facing 3rd down and 6 or so, I thought we'd get to see him throw, but Trask went in to throw for the 1st down. Looks to me like Mullen is not fully comfortable with Jones. Why? Both Trask and Jones have had the same amount of time under Mullen. Is it a "still learning" issue?
@KBP I think part of the reason is that coaches just love guys with canon arms. Spurrier loved Doug Johnson's bazooka arm and stuck with him to no avail. I think Mullen made the same mistake with Franks' arm. Yes, when Trask went in for Franks at Kentucky and started throwing darts to receivers I was shocked - "Where has this guy been?" LOL.
None of this matters. Next season's preseason poll will again be loaded with over-ranked Big 10, PAC 10, and Big 12 teams.
That was almost as much fun to watch as watching Spurrier hang 50 'tween the hedges. Bwahahahahahaha.
What's the over/under for Meatchicken's preseason 2020 ranking? 5?
CORRECTION: Trask is not 13th in NCAA QB Rating, he's 12th.
Stop calling Trask a "backup quarterback". He's a starting quarterback. "Backup quarterbacks" don't have the 3rd highest QB Rating in the SEC (behind two Heismann contenders). "Backup quarterbacks" don't have the 13th highest QB Rating in college football. You journalists need to let go of the cliches and start asking "Why was a starting quarterback sitting on the bench?"
I agree. I don't understand all the love for Jones. He showed little this year. His limited playing time suggested to me he has "issues" learning the system.
Trask had the 3rd highest QB Rating in the SEC (1st and 2nd were Heisman candidates) and the 13th highest QB Rating in the NCAA. Jones showed nothing this year that would warrant turning the offense over to him.
Wait ... Didn't SDS report Dan Mullen was heading to the Cowboys? ... Oh, yeah, the early signing period is over.
Wait ... What happened to Dan Mullen coaching the Dallas Cowboys? ... Oh, yeah, the early signing period is over.
@FlaGators "Why is everyone assuming that Trask will be the starter next year?" 1. Because he started this year and led the team to 10-2. With no running game. 2. Because he had the third highest QB Rating of all SEC QBs, behind only two Heisman contenders – Tua and Burrow. With no running game. 3. Because he had the 13th highest QB rating of all NCAA QBs. With no running game. 4. Because Emory Jones clearly is not ready to run the offense for an entire game. That he is in his second year and playing so little tells me he has learning issues.
1. Because he started this year and led the team to 10-2 with no running game. 2. Because he had the third highest QB Rating of all SEC QBs, behind only two Heisman contenders - Tua and Burrow. 3. Because he had the 13th highest QB rating of all NCAA QBs. 4. Because Emory Jones clearly is not ready to run the offense for an entire game. That he is in his second year and playing so little tells me he has learning issues.
Congrats to Joe and Ed. Dual degree UF grad but spent my youth summers on my uncle’s Louisiana cattle ranch. Love them Cajuns and beignets.