Coach Roper's quotes on Driskel....

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    Coach Roper's quotes on Driskel's performance in practice: is it just "coach speak" or legit? I can't help but wonder because we've been sold a false bill of goods before. What say you?
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    Coach speak, that's all we will hear until the real games start, that game will tell us more then coach speak ever will.
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    It's always fun gettin hyped the first two games....but there comes a certain temperament of enthusiasm in my gut.
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    he was, but he was a mediocre football player, big difference
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    What did he say.. I dont see a link?
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    http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20140327/articles/140329629?p=1&tc=pg
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    We all knew JD has all the talent in the world. He just needs some time to be able to throw the ball, and some good coaching. I think Roper is the man to get things going for JD and the O. His system should allow him to get rid of the ball quickly, instead of sitting in the pocket and getting crushed.
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    Coachspeak. I've seen nothing that suggests this staff will suddenly start leveling with us.
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    Jd has all the tools to be a pro, he needs to be put in a system that utilizes his talent. I think the gun quick tempo spread will do the trick basecamp sure is comfy.
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    I'd bet Sabin, Miles and Richt would all trade their#1 QBs for Driskel. JD was not ready when thrown to the wolves his freshman season, and was playing in a system that didn't work against SEC defenses, playing for a disjointed offensive coaching staff behind an offensive line that had poor leadership and little heart. Hopefully, the third time (3rd offensive coordinator) is a charm. If there is a spec of truth in the hype we're reading, we'll see a totally different offense with a talented QB leading the charge this season. I actually read the word "slant" in a description of practice #5. I can't wait to watch this staff and team turn it around. No Gator fan should have to witness a second round of what we saw last year.
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    I believe the truth lies somewhere in between. Every staff in the country will give you some degree of "coach speak" at the same time I'm sure coach roper is truly enamored with driskel and his skill set. Probably the most talented qb he has worked with since the mannings. Now he must get something out of all that talent. Driskel has always had good mechanics and thrown a good ball. His issue has been holding the ball too long while trying find a receiver. Roper's offense fixes both of those things. The spread/ shotgun formations simplify reads and A). Spread the field forcing either 1 on 1 match ups or will free a playmaker in space and B). Taking snaps from the gun will give driskel an extra second or 2 by eliminating the drop back to scan for open receivers. I believe what Roper's saying and soon (hopefully) everyone else will too.
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    Hey, you can't hedge on these forums. What are you thinking?!?
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    I'm not thinking but reacting! Wait. ... damn it, that too was coach speak! Ahhh nevermind.
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    Where were all the haters when JD led us to a 11-2 record JD was the QB then wasn't he?
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    “Now, it's working out all the new things. How we run curls, how we run digs, the depths of it,” Roper said. “How we run option routes and being on time and those things, you work it out. That's from now through the summer when he has to be in charge of it, when coaches can't be out there, through fall camp."

    This is the key, translating all that physical talent and knowledge of the game on to the field. I'm optimistic he can, but at this point he has to show it.
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