There is an article on TOS by Goldkamp on CDM's plan for E. Jones

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  1. 1975Gator

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    I am having trouble linking it if someone wants to help me out.
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    I think the general plan is use him the way Tebow was used as a freshman, 5 snaps a game sort of deal and make sure he’s in certain packages. Get his confidence up.
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    Excellent plan. This is the way Bobby Bowden, during his heyday, used to bring QBs along. You may recall that when Tebow was a Frosh, he frequently went in on 3rd and short. Not because he could pass (which he barely did as a Frosh), but because no single defensive player could stop him physically. Thus he almost always succeeded in getting the first down. I saw Bowden do exactly the same thing, and in close games, with his young QBs time and time again through the years.

    Without confidence you're not going to do nearly as well, and poor Mr Franks was constantly forced into situations that destroy confidence because they are so impossible and painful (from being smashed to the ground by huge defenders).

    Hopefully young Mr Jones will develop well. Note that Mr Trask has not faced any situations in a competitive game yet, so, likely, Mac and Nuss didn't manage to completely destroy his confidence.
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    In Bowden’s prime, he had the luxury if not having to start or rely on a kid at QB until their junior or redshirt junior year. They would start for 2 years, then the next junior would be ready.

    Not sure if that system would work today, with talented guys tending to transfer if they don’t start by their second year in the program.

    Tebow was a short yardage battering ram as a freshman, but he was a threat to pass so defenses had to at least worry about it, and keep a safety back.

    Not sure how Mullen plans to use Jones, but bringing him along slowly as a freshman would be ideal. If he proves he can handle it, he plays more.
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    Tebow had 469 rushing yards his freshman year. Much more than I remember
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    One cowboy started his college career getting a few reps a game.

    When it was time to start he wasn’t a newbie

    Installing the same system here is a good thing
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    We don't beat Tenn that year, without tebow
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    Not LSU but my memory may be off
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    Ah yeah, the ol jump ball to tate Casey, bomb to Louis murphy, and running over Landry. Dang I miss those days..
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    Didn't he hit Louis Murphy on a long TD pass? Or did Louis fall down? I can't remember either.

    Edit: I see it was a 35 yrd TD pass to Murphy.
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    Yes it was, was just about to edit that
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    No worries. I got it for ya.
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    DM seemed pretty emphatic that Toney was going to learn WR before anyone worried about him at wildcat QB. I think much of that is because EJ is penciled into that 5-7 play per game role for '18.
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    You're probably right