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Is Connette the Man in 2014?

Posted: 07/13/2014 9:02 PM

Is Connette the Man in 2014? 


Transferring from Duke and not having to sit out- will he replace Carr in the fall?

Other than that, the Bulldogs don't have a lot...

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Posted: 07/13/2014 9:11 PM

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BC will start from day 1. Take it to the bank.

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Posted: 07/13/2014 9:46 PM

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I believe Brian and Brandon will share snaps next year. Brian can throw the ball better and Brandon will run the read option for the first time since I've been watching Bulldog football. I'm excited to see these two work together and utilize their skills to break down defenses this year. We will be just fine during the "post Derek Carr" era.
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Posted: 07/13/2014 10:02 PM

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Posted: 07/13/2014 10:06 PM

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FresnoStateBulldog wrote:
BC will start from day 1. Take it to the bank.

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--- SportswatchGuru wrote:

Transferring from Duke and not having to sit out- will he replace Carr in the fall?

Other than that, the Bulldogs don't have a lot...

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Posted: 07/13/2014 10:52 PM

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I agree. BC is only here for one year so coaches want to get the most out of him. At the same time, BB needs to develop more also and he is(I'm assuming) a more natural passing QB then BC. So with them sharing the snaps this year, it'll only be more difficult for D's to prepare for. 

The question I want to ask is, what's going to be the ratio of snaps between these 2?

Are we going to have more of an Offense like last year and just throw throw throw(75% Burrell 25% Connette)

Or are we going to be a more balanced Offense(50% each)


559notown wrote: I believe Brian and Brandon will share snaps next year. Brian can throw the ball better and Brandon will run the read option for the first time since I've been watching Bulldog football. I'm excited to see these two work together and utilize their skills to break down defenses this year. We will be just fine during the "post Derek Carr" era.
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Posted: 07/13/2014 10:59 PM

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Brian Burrell will never be the starter here unless someone gets hurt. Next season I think Kilton Anderson will win the job. Burrell does not have D1 starter skills. If he did BC would not have been given a scholie to come here for 1 yr. I think BC will be very much like Marshall from Auburn. Run first pass second. BC will pass for 2800yds and rush for 1200yds. We will be a very run heavy offense this season. I expect Waller and Scooby to have big numbers. Can't wait for the season to start.

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I believe Brian and Brandon will share snaps next year. Brian can throw the ball better and Brandon will run the read option for the first time since I've been watching Bulldog football. I'm excited to see these two work together and utilize their skills to break down defenses this year. We will be just fine during the "post Derek Carr" era.

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Posted: 07/14/2014 7:13 AM

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559notown wrote: I believe Brian and Brandon will share snaps next year. Brian can throw the ball better and Brandon will run the read option for the first time since I've been watching Bulldog football. I'm excited to see these two work together and utilize their skills to break down defenses this year. We will be just fine during the "post Derek Carr" era.

Yeah, I don't think that will happen.

The job is Connette's to lose, IMO.  Burrell will not play, unless Brandon Connette demonstrates that he can't handle the job (and, specifically, the passing game).

I am in agreement with those who think Burrell may NEVER start at QB, here, and that he will be overtaken by Anderson, after this year.
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Posted: 07/14/2014 7:58 AM

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Connette isn't going to be sharing snaps with Burrell. He may not have passed the ball a lot at Duke, but he's got a pretty decent touch, and the threat of him running is going to open the receivers a lot more. We were a one-trick pony last season. This year, the threat of the read option along with a QB that's capable of throwing the ball is going to cause us to see a much different offense than we've ever seen at Fresno. I expect him to play a lot like Jordan Lynch did at NIU the last few seasons. He's got more arm strength and better touch than Lynch or Tebow ever had, but can run the ball similarly to the two of them. He doesn't have blazing speed or spectacular elusiveness, but he runs the ball hard and finds lanes. Plus he's a beast at the goal line regardless of the defense he's facing.


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Posted: 07/14/2014 8:49 AM

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You can believe it all you want, but that won't change the reality that BB lacks the accuracy to be FSU's starting QB. Before BC arrived, we were pretty much screwed. There are VERY few scenarios where rotating QBs is a good idea. Due to limited practice time & the need for WRs to get comfortable w/ their starting QB, BC will be taking the vast majority of snaps in practices & all the snaps in the games.

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I believe Brian and Brandon will share snaps next year. Brian can throw the ball better and Brandon will run the read option for the first time since I've been watching Bulldog football. I'm excited to see these two work together and utilize their skills to break down defenses this year. We will be just fine during the "post Derek Carr" era.

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Posted: 07/14/2014 9:50 AM

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FresnoStateBulldog wrote:
You can believe it all you want, but that won't change the reality that BB lacks the accuracy to be FSU's starting QB. Before BC arrived, we were pretty much screwed. There are VERY few scenarios where rotating QBs is a good idea. Due to limited practice time & the need for WRs to get comfortable w/ their starting QB, BC will be taking the vast majority of snaps in practices & all the snaps in the games.

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I believe Brian and Brandon will share snaps next year. Brian can throw the ball better and Brandon will run the read option for the first time since I've been watching Bulldog football. I'm excited to see these two work together and utilize their skills to break down defenses this year. We will be just fine during the "post Derek Carr" era.

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I agree, it is almost always not only not a good idea to rotate QBs, but usually a horrible one.  BB was not the answer as evidenced by getting a guy for only one year and giving a scholarship to him, this screams "we need you BC!!".  So if BC is more of what we need than BB, why share the spot at that point?  If BB is 60% the experience/talent we are seeking, and BC is 85%, why not use BC all the time?  Sort of like making a pineapple upsdide down cake with a great receipe, then putting in some ketchup instead of brown sugar  just because you have it, knowing it's a horrible subsitute for brown sugar.
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Posted: 07/14/2014 9:57 AM

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Connette is likely going to be the starter for the Bulldogs. I do disagree about Burrell never getting to start. I think he may get his chance next year. It will at least come down to him and Anderson. I think Greenlee is the guy that people should be placing bets on to *never* start at Fresno State. I'm thinking he finishes college elsewhere.

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Posted: 07/14/2014 10:06 AM

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qwertsod wrote:
FresnoStateBulldog wrote:
BC will start from day 1. Take it to the bank.

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--- SportswatchGuru wrote:

Transferring from Duke and not having to sit out- will he replace Carr in the fall?

Other than that, the Bulldogs don't have a lot...

Read the rest at

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I would take that bet.
If nothing else you are consistent.

 

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Posted: 07/14/2014 10:09 AM

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Rooster: The job is Connette's to lose, IMO.  Burrell will not play, unless Brandon Connette demonstrates that he can't handle the job (and, specifically, the passing game).

I am in agreement with those who think Burrell may NEVER start at QB, here, and that he will be overtaken by Anderson, after this year.


I still think ZG could be our starter next year; am I alone in this?
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Posted: 07/14/2014 10:31 AM

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Just read Twist's post.  As a guy on the scene, I am certain he knows much more than an out-of-towner like me re: QB status.  I am still rooting for Zack, but only want the one who has earned the spot.

Go 'Dogs! 
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Posted: 07/14/2014 10:39 AM

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SteveBurnes wrote: Just read Twist's post.  As a guy on the scene, I am certain he knows much more than an out-of-towner like me re: QB status.  I am still rooting for Zack, but only want the one who has earned the spot.

Go 'Dogs! 
The problems with Greenlee:

1.) Seems uncomfortable in this offense. 

2.) Really struggled in spring to connect on even basic throws

3.) Not really mobile and this offense is shifting toward mobile QB's

4.) Lacks conviction on his passes and has little confidence in commanding the offense

All in all, Greenlee just seems better suited for a different type of offense. I think he's going to be the victim of a different set of criteria more than anything else. He just won't be able to check off the same boxes as some of the other guys in this offense. That's going to be held against him when it comes time to make a decision. 

Maybe Greenlee surprises everyone and becomes the guy of the future, but nothing I've seen or heard indicates to me that he's going to be the future of this program. That line of thinking has shifted toward Kilton and the skills he brings.

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Posted: 07/14/2014 10:47 AM

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Thanks, Twist.
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Posted: 07/14/2014 10:53 AM

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LuDog70 wrote:
qwertsod wrote:
FresnoStateBulldog wrote:
BC will start from day 1. Take it to the bank.

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--- SportswatchGuru wrote:

Transferring from Duke and not having to sit out- will he replace Carr in the fall?

Other than that, the Bulldogs don't have a lot...

Read the rest at

www.sportswatch.com/fre...ter-derek-carr/

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I would take that bet.
If nothing else you are consistent.
Thanks for chiming in as always. We each have our own opinions - you have yours, I have mine.

The new QB is always the most popular guy on the team. First it was Greenlee, now it's Connette. Then it's Anderson. As I've said, I think BC will play immediately with packages mixed in, just not be the starter right away. I have no doubts he'll be the starter by game 4 - CTD will give him full control to work things out against SUU before starting MWC play against UNM. In the meantime, I think CTD goes with Burrell's (albeit little) experience with the offense and playbook out of the gate against USC.
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Posted: 07/14/2014 12:14 PM

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FightOnTwist wrote: Connette is likely going to be the starter for the Bulldogs. I do disagree about Burrell never getting to start. I think he may get his chance next year. It will at least come down to him and Anderson. I think Greenlee is the guy that people should be placing bets on to *never* start at Fresno State. I'm thinking he finishes college elsewhere.
I pretty much starting thinking that as soon as I found out we were going after Anderson. Greenlee just doesn't have the type of game that DeRuyter and Schramm want to run the offense.


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Posted: 07/14/2014 1:43 PM

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qwertsod wrote:
LuDog70 wrote:
qwertsod wrote:
FresnoStateBulldog wrote:
BC will start from day 1. Take it to the bank.

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--- SportswatchGuru wrote:

Transferring from Duke and not having to sit out- will he replace Carr in the fall?

Other than that, the Bulldogs don't have a lot...

Read the rest at

www.sportswatch.com/fre...ter-derek-carr/

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I would take that bet.
If nothing else you are consistent.
Thanks for chiming in as always. We each have our own opinions - you have yours, I have mine.

The new QB is always the most popular guy on the team. First it was Greenlee, now it's Connette. Then it's Anderson. As I've said, I think BC will play immediately with packages mixed in, just not be the starter right away. I have no doubts he'll be the starter by game 4 - CTD will give him full control to work things out against SUU before starting MWC play against UNM. In the meantime, I think CTD goes with Burrell's (albeit little) experience with the offense and playbook out of the gate against USC.
Don't forget that BC ran a very similar offense at Duke, and he actually started in a few games against ACC opponents.  The playbook might be the difference, but I think that will have more to do with the different terminology that BC might be accustomed to.  I'm going with Connette as the starter from day one.
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Posted: 07/14/2014 2:25 PM

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What about being scout team MVP? Does that honor mean nothing?
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SteveBurnes wrote: Just read Twist's post.  As a guy on the scene, I am certain he knows much more than an out-of-towner like me re: QB status.  I am still rooting for Zack, but only want the one who has earned the spot.

Go 'Dogs! 
The problems with Greenlee:

1.) Seems uncomfortable in this offense. 

2.) Really struggled in spring to connect on even basic throws

3.) Not really mobile and this offense is shifting toward mobile QB's

4.) Lacks conviction on his passes and has little confidence in commanding the offense

All in all, Greenlee just seems better suited for a different type of offense. I think he's going to be the victim of a different set of criteria more than anything else. He just won't be able to check off the same boxes as some of the other guys in this offense. That's going to be held against him when it comes time to make a decision. 

Maybe Greenlee surprises everyone and becomes the guy of the future, but nothing I've seen or heard indicates to me that he's going to be the future of this program. That line of thinking has shifted toward Kilton and the skills he brings.

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Posted: 07/14/2014 2:37 PM

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A lot of you have come to a conclusion on here that Burrell has many more defects than tools that will make him successful. I'm just curious what has allowed you to land on this conclusion? I hear he is inaccurate. Why? Is it the hand full of meaningless snaps he took last year? Is it the Spring game, which is a scripted show for the fans. As far as I know practices are closed so I will put my faith in what CTD tells us. He has done nothing yet to make me question his word and as of right now Brian is #1 on the depth chart. IMO Kilton has the most upside of any QB by far. But I don't see him being ready to reach that upside for another year. In the mean time we have two QBs that the staff believes in and Brandon is ideal to be a guy who can be plugged in when we are in any short yardage situation.
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Posted: 07/14/2014 3:11 PM

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Young and dumb! So do you need CTD to come on Tony D's show and tell you BC is our guy? Why? Even USC is preparing to face BC and not BB. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out who our starting QB is going to be this year. Let's see.... BC played a LOT vs quality BCS teams in a very good conference the ACC. He's tough, he's a winner (at a program that is not known for winning in anything other than Men's BB), decent passer who will only get better and WE GAVE HIM A SCOLIE FOR A PLAYER WHO IS ONLY GONNA PLAY 1YR WITH A DUDE THAT WAS A BACKUP TO DC FOR A WHOLE YR AND WHO WENT THROUGH SPRING BALL ONLY TO BARELY SEPARATE HIMSELF FROM THE "Scout MVP"! Hmmmmmm! You're starting to understand now huh?! We don't need CTD to tell us who's #1 on the depth chart. We already know based on his offseason actions for pitching BC to come to FS and not some other school. He will be a damn good QB who will win games here especially against MW competition. In fact if we don't make it back to the MW championship game it will be because the Defense didn't improve like we all thought they would and NOT because of the offense and BC at QB. Take that to the bank SON!

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A lot of you have come to a conclusion on here that Burrell has many more defects than tools that will make him successful. I'm just curious what has allowed you to land on this conclusion? I hear he is inaccurate. Why? Is it the hand full of meaningless snaps he took last year? Is it the Spring game, which is a scripted show for the fans. As far as I know practices are closed so I will put my faith in what CTD tells us. He has done nothing yet to make me question his word and as of right now Brian is #1 on the depth chart. IMO Kilton has the most upside of any QB by far. But I don't see him being ready to reach that upside for another year. In the mean time we have two QBs that the staff believes in and Brandon is ideal to be a guy who can be plugged in when we are in any short yardage situation.

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If playing a lot is 25-30% of the snaps then yah he did. How do you know who USC is preparing for? My guess is they are preparing for both. CTD brought Brandon in because he offers something that no other QB on the roster offers. Short yardage, down hill and tough player. That doesn't mean he automatically becomes the starter. I'm not saying he won't start a game next season, I'm just anticipating split snaps to start the season. Not sure why you see the need for caps in this discussion. You don't think Burrell will start next year and I do. I just didn't see enough from the Connette film at Duke that makes him a sure thing to take over at QB here.
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Young and dumb! So do you need CTD to come on Tony D's show and tell you BC is our guy? Why? Even USC is preparing to face BC and not BB. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out who our starting QB is going to be this year. Let's see.... BC played a LOT vs quality BCS teams in a very good conference the ACC. He's tough, he's a winner (at a program that is not known for winning in anything other than Men's BB), decent passer who will only get better and WE GAVE HIM A SCOLIE FOR A PLAYER WHO IS ONLY GONNA PLAY 1YR WITH A DUDE THAT WAS A BACKUP TO DC FOR A WHOLE YR AND WHO WENT THROUGH SPRING BALL ONLY TO BARELY SEPARATE HIMSELF FROM THE "Scout MVP"! Hmmmmmm! You're starting to understand now huh?! We don't need CTD to tell us who's #1 on the depth chart. We already know based on his offseason actions for pitching BC to come to FS and not some other school. He will be a damn good QB who will win games here especially against MW competition. In fact if we don't make it back to the MW championship game it will be because the Defense didn't improve like we all thought they would and NOT because of the offense and BC at QB. Take that to the bank SON!

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A lot of you have come to a conclusion on here that Burrell has many more defects than tools that will make him successful. I'm just curious what has allowed you to land on this conclusion? I hear he is inaccurate. Why? Is it the hand full of meaningless snaps he took last year? Is it the Spring game, which is a scripted show for the fans. As far as I know practices are closed so I will put my faith in what CTD tells us. He has done nothing yet to make me question his word and as of right now Brian is #1 on the depth chart. IMO Kilton has the most upside of any QB by far. But I don't see him being ready to reach that upside for another year. In the mean time we have two QBs that the staff believes in and Brandon is ideal to be a guy who can be plugged in when we are in any short yardage situation.

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Posted: 07/14/2014 4:46 PM

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qwertsod wrote:
LuDog70 wrote:
qwertsod wrote:
FresnoStateBulldog wrote:
BC will start from day 1. Take it to the bank.

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--- SportswatchGuru wrote:

Transferring from Duke and not having to sit out- will he replace Carr in the fall?

Other than that, the Bulldogs don't have a lot...

Read the rest at

www.sportswatch.com/fre...ter-derek-carr/

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I would take that bet.
If nothing else you are consistent.
Thanks for chiming in as always. We each have our own opinions - you have yours, I have mine.

The new QB is always the most popular guy on the team. First it was Greenlee, now it's Connette. Then it's Anderson. As I've said, I think BC will play immediately with packages mixed in, just not be the starter right away. I have no doubts he'll be the starter by game 4 - CTD will give him full control to work things out against SUU before starting MWC play against UNM. In the meantime, I think CTD goes with Burrell's (albeit little) experience with the offense and playbook out of the gate against USC.
Not trying to start anything.  Just a small jab.  

Regarding BC vs. BB.  Neither one have taken any/many snaps under center as a Bulldog.  That said, BB just didn't show me any legit separation/leadership during open practices or the limited number of live snaps he took last season. There is legit film on BC playing against good competition.  I'll go with the guy who's been in front of 80k to take the opening snap in the Coliseum.  

So as usual, we'll just disagree.

 

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Posted: 07/14/2014 4:56 PM

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LuDog70 wrote:
qwertsod wrote:
LuDog70 wrote:
qwertsod wrote:
FresnoStateBulldog wrote:
BC will start from day 1. Take it to the bank.

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--- SportswatchGuru wrote:

Transferring from Duke and not having to sit out- will he replace Carr in the fall?

Other than that, the Bulldogs don't have a lot...

Read the rest at

www.sportswatch.com/fre...ter-derek-carr/

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I would take that bet.
If nothing else you are consistent.
Thanks for chiming in as always. We each have our own opinions - you have yours, I have mine.

The new QB is always the most popular guy on the team. First it was Greenlee, now it's Connette. Then it's Anderson. As I've said, I think BC will play immediately with packages mixed in, just not be the starter right away. I have no doubts he'll be the starter by game 4 - CTD will give him full control to work things out against SUU before starting MWC play against UNM. In the meantime, I think CTD goes with Burrell's (albeit little) experience with the offense and playbook out of the gate against USC.
Not trying to start anything.  Just a small jab.  

Regarding BC vs. BB.  Neither one have taken any/many snaps under center as a Bulldog.  That said, BB just didn't show me any legit separation/leadership during open practices or the limited number of live snaps he took last season. There is legit film on BC playing against good competition.  I'll go with the guy who's been in front of 80k to take the opening snap in the Coliseum.  

So as usual, we'll just disagree.
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Posted: 07/14/2014 6:23 PM

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LuDog70 wrote:
qwertsod wrote:
LuDog70 wrote:
qwertsod wrote:
FresnoStateBulldog wrote:
BC will start from day 1. Take it to the bank.

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--- SportswatchGuru wrote:

Transferring from Duke and not having to sit out- will he replace Carr in the fall?

Other than that, the Bulldogs don't have a lot...

Read the rest at

www.sportswatch.com/fre...ter-derek-carr/

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I would take that bet.
If nothing else you are consistent.
Thanks for chiming in as always. We each have our own opinions - you have yours, I have mine.

The new QB is always the most popular guy on the team. First it was Greenlee, now it's Connette. Then it's Anderson. As I've said, I think BC will play immediately with packages mixed in, just not be the starter right away. I have no doubts he'll be the starter by game 4 - CTD will give him full control to work things out against SUU before starting MWC play against UNM. In the meantime, I think CTD goes with Burrell's (albeit little) experience with the offense and playbook out of the gate against USC.
Not trying to start anything.  Just a small jab.  

Regarding BC vs. BB.  Neither one have taken any/many snaps under center as a Bulldog.  That said, BB just didn't show me any legit separation/leadership during open practices or the limited number of live snaps he took last season. There is legit film on BC playing against good competition.  I'll go with the guy who's been in front of 80k to take the opening snap in the Coliseum.  

So as usual, we'll just disagree.
Fair enough. Besides, what would be the point of this board if everyone had the same viewpoint and agreed on everything?
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Posted: 07/14/2014 9:07 PM

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I think people are crazy to think BC is the anointed one. I'm positive there will be a fair and spirited competition this August.  Well, so much for rational discourse...this is what I'm really thinking...BC leads with jabs, jabs, then cross; methodically punching our way downfield. Then on 3rd and 5 on our own 40, BB rushes in with a fresh set of WR's. Speedy Darrel  Fuery splits wide left. Hefty Malique Micenheimer squats off of BB's left shoulder. Dillon Root and Delvon Hardaway fill the slots on the right with towering Jerin McClenndon split wide right. Root goes in motion. Pull the trigger! Can't wait to see what really happens this fall.
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Posted: 07/15/2014 8:15 AM

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NutDog wrote: I think people are crazy to think BC is the anointed one. I'm positive there will be a fair and spirited competition this August.  Well, so much for rational discourse...this is what I'm really thinking...BC leads with jabs, jabs, then cross; methodically punching our way downfield. Then on 3rd and 5 on our own 40, BB rushes in with a fresh set of WR's. Speedy Darrel  Fuery splits wide left. Hefty Malique Micenheimer squats off of BB's left shoulder. Dillon Root and Delvon Hardaway fill the slots on the right with towering Jerin McClenndon split wide right. Root goes in motion. Pull the trigger! Can't wait to see what really happens this fall.

Actually, Brandon Connette IS the "anointed one".  By definition.  Think about it.  Who does the anointing?

CTD.

And who invited BC to come here from Duke?

CTD.

The simple truth - CTD knows he doesn't HAVE a D1 QB in the stable, so, he goes out and gets himself one.  BC has demonstrated that he is a competent D1 QB.  Burrell has not.  It is, as I say, pretty simple...

Yeah, the coaches can say  "QB competition"  and  "earn the starting position",  yada, yada.  But come the first game versus USC, and you will see Connette taking the snap.
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Posted: 07/15/2014 8:34 AM

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Yup. CTD has three QB recruits and all have failed to meet expectations. Hope BC gives CTD time to fix the long term QB needs of Dogs.

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NutDog wrote: I think people are crazy to think BC is the anointed one. I'm positive there will be a fair and spirited competition this August.  Well, so much for rational discourse...this is what I'm really thinking...BC leads with jabs, jabs, then cross; methodically punching our way downfield. Then on 3rd and 5 on our own 40, BB rushes in with a fresh set of WR's. Speedy Darrel  Fuery splits wide left. Hefty Malique Micenheimer squats off of BB's left shoulder. Dillon Root and Delvon Hardaway fill the slots on the right with towering Jerin McClenndon split wide right. Root goes in motion. Pull the trigger! Can't wait to see what really happens this fall.

Actually, Brandon Connette IS the "anointed one".  By definition.  Think about it.  Who does the anointing?

CTD.

And who invited BC to come here from Duke?

CTD.

The simple truth - CTD knows he doesn't HAVE a D1 QB in the stable, so, he goes out and gets himself one.  BC has demonstrated that he is a competent D1 QB.  Burrell has not.  It is, as I say, pretty simple...

Yeah, the coaches can say  "QB competition"  and  "earn the starting position",  yada, yada.  But come the first game versus USC, and you will see Connette taking the snap.

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Posted: 07/15/2014 8:45 AM

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Dogpit63 wrote:
Yup. CTD has three QB recruits and all have failed to meet expectations. Hope BC gives CTD time to fix the long term QB needs of Dogs.

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NutDog wrote: I think people are crazy to think BC is the anointed one. I'm positive there will be a fair and spirited competition this August.  Well, so much for rational discourse...this is what I'm really thinking...BC leads with jabs, jabs, then cross; methodically punching our way downfield. Then on 3rd and 5 on our own 40, BB rushes in with a fresh set of WR's. Speedy Darrel  Fuery splits wide left. Hefty Malique Micenheimer squats off of BB's left shoulder. Dillon Root and Delvon Hardaway fill the slots on the right with towering Jerin McClenndon split wide right. Root goes in motion. Pull the trigger! Can't wait to see what really happens this fall.

Actually, Brandon Connette IS the "anointed one".  By definition.  Think about it.  Who does the anointing?

CTD.

And who invited BC to come here from Duke?

CTD.

The simple truth - CTD knows he doesn't HAVE a D1 QB in the stable, so, he goes out and gets himself one.  BC has demonstrated that he is a competent D1 QB.  Burrell has not.  It is, as I say, pretty simple...

Yeah, the coaches can say  "QB competition"  and  "earn the starting position",  yada, yada.  But come the first game versus USC, and you will see Connette taking the snap.

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I think he will.  I think he will provide a "bridge", since Burrell and Greenlee are not cutting it, that will give Anderson a year to redshirt & learn the offense.  I think he will beat out Burrell for the job, next year.  Pure speculation, of course...
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Posted: 07/15/2014 8:54 AM

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I have no idea who will start, but I don't understand why people take the BC signing as a sign of BB's issues. Had Connette been available last season I would have been disappointed had CTD not used one of the unused schollies and offered him a spot. That isn't to say I was unhappy with Carr, clearly not, but BC's skill set could help any team.

You can have more than 1 quality QB on a team.

Did CTD leave anyone off or cut anyone to bring Connette on? If not him "using" an unused schollie isn't hurting the team at all. With all of the expenses the football team has, the cost of 1 extra player that has potential whether as an every down QB or a specialist is clearly worth spending,
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Posted: 07/15/2014 9:23 AM

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NutDog wrote: I think people are crazy to think BC is the anointed one. I'm positive there will be a fair and spirited competition this August.  Well, so much for rational discourse...this is what I'm really thinking...BC leads with jabs, jabs, then cross; methodically punching our way downfield. Then on 3rd and 5 on our own 40, BB rushes in with a fresh set of WR's. Speedy Darrel  Fuery splits wide left. Hefty Malique Micenheimer squats off of BB's left shoulder. Dillon Root and Delvon Hardaway fill the slots on the right with towering Jerin McClenndon split wide right. Root goes in motion. Pull the trigger! Can't wait to see what really happens this fall.
Why are you assuming that Burrell is a better passer than Connette is?


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Posted: 07/15/2014 9:43 AM

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Connette has been working with Steve Clarkson since his days in high school. This past off-season alone, Connette worked out with Max Wittek, Chuckie Keeton, and Max Browne. I talked to him about his passing game and he admitted that he had some growth to make, but he's not nearly as bad of a passer as people think. Roper's offense and DeRuyter's offense are not the same in terms of complexity and reads. Connette won't be forced to make the same reads in this offense.

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Posted: 07/15/2014 12:27 PM

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Connette has been working with Steve Clarkson since his days in high school. This past off-season alone, Connette worked out with Max Wittek, Chuckie Keeton, and Max Browne. I talked to him about his passing game and he admitted that he had some growth to make, but he's not nearly as bad of a passer as people think. Roper's offense and DeRuyter's offense are not the same in terms of complexity and reads. Connette won't be forced to make the same reads in this offense.

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So, you are saying, based on conversations with Connet, that our offensive reads are not as complicated as what he had to do at Duke and should be easier for him to master even though these reads seem to be a major challenge to our existing QB's? What kinds of difference exist that make our O easier than Dukes system? Examples?
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Posted: 07/15/2014 1:06 PM

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It comes down to one question for me.  Why start in an inexperieinced QB who hasn't really played agaisnt anyone, even bad competition (maybe a few snaps, but big deal) over a QB that, while hasn't started a lot, has played a fair amount against big competion?  Why start BB at all if you plan to go strictly to BC?  Why do we want to endure a big learning curve with BB (and maybe bad play) when we have BC, who should have a lesser of a learning curve with the experience he has?  I don't see BC needing to devlop more than BB, I see the opposite.  You cannot discount the compeition...Carr against Ohio State did horrible, and there are numerous other examples of inexperienced  QBs going into big games as a first game not turning out well.  BC I think will provide the best mix of experience and talent to possibly be competitive, and then after teh "big games" are over, he'll have all the experience he needs for MWC play.

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Posted: 07/15/2014 1:09 PM

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I have no idea who will start, but I don't understand why people take the BC signing as a sign of BB's issues. Had Connette been available last season I would have been disappointed had CTD not used one of the unused schollies and offered him a spot. That isn't to say I was unhappy with Carr, clearly not, but BC's skill set could help any team.

You can have more than 1 quality QB on a team.

Did CTD leave anyone off or cut anyone to bring Connette on? If not him "using" an unused schollie isn't hurting the team at all. With all of the expenses the football team has, the cost of 1 extra player that has potential whether as an every down QB or a specialist is clearly worth spending,

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Posted: 07/15/2014 1:18 PM

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Are Dogs QBs so mentally challenged to learn offense that an athlete from Duke can come in off street and master it in 60 days? Amazing!


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Connette has been working with Steve Clarkson since his days in high school. This past off-season alone, Connette worked out with Max Wittek, Chuckie Keeton, and Max Browne. I talked to him about his passing game and he admitted that he had some growth to make, but he's not nearly as bad of a passer as people think. Roper's offense and DeRuyter's offense are not the same in terms of complexity and reads. Connette won't be forced to make the same reads in this offense.

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So, you are saying, based on conversations with Connet, that our offensive reads are not as complicated as what he had to do at Duke and should be easier for him to master even though these reads seem to be a major challenge to our existing QB's? What kinds of difference exist that make our O easier than Dukes system? Examples?

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Posted: 07/16/2014 9:58 AM

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I'm not even going to address the comments about Bulldog quarterbacks being "mentally challenged", some of you guys need to grow up. 

The differences in the system are where the quarterback is supposed to go with the ball, how many reads, etc. Fresno State favors a read on the X receiver and it simplifies things for quarterbacks. The entire purpose of many of these up-tempo schemes is to simplify the read for the quarterback. 

Guys like Roper and Kiffin like to draw on more reads in their offense. They force their quarterbacks to analyze the whole field and then make a decision. Sometimes these systems can be complex, other times they favor simpler reads. Here's a piece on Roper's philosophy, you'll notice subtle differences.

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Posted: 07/16/2014 12:37 PM

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FightOnTwist wrote: I'm not even going to address the comments about Bulldog quarterbacks being "mentally challenged", some of you guys need to grow up. 

The differences in the system are where the quarterback is supposed to go with the ball, how many reads, etc. Fresno State favors a read on the X receiver and it simplifies things for quarterbacks. The entire purpose of many of these up-tempo schemes is to simplify the read for the quarterback. 

Guys like Roper and Kiffin like to draw on more reads in their offense. They force their quarterbacks to analyze the whole field and then make a decision. Sometimes these systems can be complex, other times they favor simpler reads. Here's a piece on Roper's philosophy, you'll notice subtle differences.
Probably a bad choice of words, but not a terrible question to ask. So, does it appear the current crop of QB's, sans Anderson, are struggling with the play book, and/or reads?
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