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The Impending 2020 QB Battle

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by g8rl8, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. gatorcloud

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    The Impending 2021 QB Battle:
    • Trask graduated while winning All SEC honors
    • Emory is primed to take over the starting duties
    • Frank's became the 46th US President
    • Anthony Richardson redshirted but put on 30 lbs of muscle (nicknamed the Hulk)
    • Carson Beck transferred to UF after Smart got fired
     
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  2. SuperMOM

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    I have one year of eligibility left - I will be the backup (I turn 50 on Thanksgiving day but I can still sling it)
     
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  3. SuperMOM

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    Franks transfers before the bowl game

    Trask wins MVP of the National Championship game, decides he wants a Heisman - transfers to OKlahoma

    Emory becomes the starter
     
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  4. formerg8er

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    That "pretty cool" gave me shark humper flashbacks.
     
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  5. WhattaGator1

    WhattaGator1 Moderator VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

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    I agree with most of what you said....
    Trask is proving to be a good one...how soon opponents adjust to his style is the only question...

    EJ.... No doubt about it...he's the QB that fits Mullen's style, and he will show a lot more as the season continues, and will be the one to beat next year....

    Trying to acquire a grad-transfer QB, well...that won't happen unless something drastic happens to Trask and EJ.... If you bring one in, it's for the purpose of starting him....Do that, and it's like slapping our existing QBs in the face, and showing them the transfer portal door.

    Richardson will be brought along....and our next QBs will come from the recruiting trail.
     
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  6. thekentuckygator

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    Spot on.
     
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  7. thenazz

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    Trask all the way in '20. I don't see him leaving and I don't see Franks back in the ranks. EJ perhaps with more PT, but possibly a transfer. Mullen will adapt nicely, no way he sees Trask as a stylistic liability.
     
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  8. tigator2019

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    In my head--- UF
    Trask to the NFL draft? Has any draft expert suggested this?
     
  9. Zepgator

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    Still waiting on how you equate discussing the topic = not enjoying the season. I am loving this season and thought it was a great topic with many good opinions.
     
  10. lagorcegator

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    if Mullen is as great a coach as many think he will build team around Trask and win a NC
    GO GATORS
     
  11. DieAGator

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    Enjoy your wait.
     
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  12. ColoradoNoVaGator

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    yeah, could be part of it... designed runs are usually safer than ad libbed runs, but when Trask looks at the tape with Mullen, I'm sure there are more than a few moments where Mullen is hitting pause and saying "look at all this space, Kyle"

    We had a least two passes to the backside seam route that could just have easily been a big keeper with a blocker out front.
     
  13. fox

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    Sounds like his knee is better. He says 100%. I think he can run plenty good enough. He's a big dude also.

    He's pass first and I'm glad he is. Also glad he is getting comfortable with pass game first and then I suspect he'll be running more rather than the other way around. Most "running" QBs RUN when things break down, and then get better at hanging in the pocket as they get more experience.
     
  14. bernie_lomax

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    I agree that a lot depends on the WRs.

    I posted on recruiting board but better suited here:

    IMO the offense will change dramatically next year and EJ will be the best fit.
    • We lose all our WRs, by far our best position group.
    • The OL will take a step forward
    • and the TEs will become a major strength (if they haven’t already).
    Therefore I see the run game and hitting TEs as our bread and butter. I think EJ and FF can do that about as well as KT. EJs running ability relative to FF adds more to the offense than the difference between FF and EJ in the occasional throw downfield.

    However, it’s hard to know what we have in Copeland, Wells, and WRs that haven’t played much. Grimes decision will be huge in terms of what this offense becomes next year.
     
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  15. fox

    fox GC Hall of Fame

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    You're brain dead Lomax.

    Toney and Copeland with Pitts and Grimes behind a better line and Pierce mean 400 yds/game by Trask, Franks, or Jones.

    Do you wear plaid?
     
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  16. brees2019

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    You're assuming that Grimes comes back, which isn't a guarantee.

    Toney is not a natural WR

    Copeland has dropitus

    Pitts is the only true thing coming back next year. I think having a natural running qb might help this offense next year. Sure hard to bench Trask right now though. We just need to recruit recruit recruit
     
  17. ColoradoNoVaGator

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    I'm fine with him being pass-first.

    But with no conventional running game, the DL doesn't need to worry about gaps and the LBs just drop further and further into the secondary making the passing game that much more difficult. We need to keep the DL honest, and make the LBs a little slower to drop... and Trask as a "willing runner" would make that happen, thereby opening the passing game a little bit more
     
  18. 62gator

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    It’s probably fairly unlikely all 3 are in the UF QB room at the start of fall camp next season. Barring any unforeseen injury, Kyle Trask will be the starting QB again in 2020, imho. He will also be the best QB in the SEC next year. FF will likely go somewhere else (if healthy) to be showcased for a year to try and get to the league. I cringe at a couple of possible landing spots. EJ is the wildcard. Does he wait here another year to be the guy his RSJ year, or jump into the infamous portal. I’ll go with the former, for now.
     
  19. GatorHighlights

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    If Trask more or less finishes the season how he has been playing thus far he should start. He’s better than Franks by every objective measure passing. Franks and EJ can come in for set packages.
     
  20. fox

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    I'm saying he probably is. That his focus on routes and his injury is delaying us seeing his run abilities.
    If nothing else he seems to be a guy who will do whatever his coach asks of him. Including pounding it when needed.