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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:25 PM

Going after Juco QB Tanner McEvoy 


First off, I don't like the idea we are going after a bunch of Juco's in the first place.  A couple here and there is ok, but this is an awful lot.  That's just my opinion, but it bothers me.

Other than that the kid does look very talented and it's been tweeted by a few sources we are going after him.  Not sure about his throwing motion but he can sure as hell run the ball.  Video highlight down below.  

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/17...lights/33107373
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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:27 PM

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What else is a new coach suppose to go after? He wasn't recruiting the same tier players at USU that he needs to now so he can't fall back on recruiting kids he already knows. Juco's are almost the only option.


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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:29 PM

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To be fair, they're looking to fill some holes in the roster.  Yes we have young guys, but they're unproven and Andersen and co. want to compete right away for the B1G championship.  I don't think you'll see a lot of Juco's starting next year.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:35 PM

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JamaicanJake wrote: What else is a new coach suppose to go after? He wasn't recruiting the same tier players at USU that he needs to now so he can't fall back on recruiting kids he already knows. Juco's are almost the only option.
Recruiting a couple Juco DB's is fine with me.  Going after a Juco QB doesn't make sense to me.  We have Stave, Houston, Phillips, DOB and Bud.  I don't see the need for a Juco guy.  Go after O'Korn and the like.  

Also why would he have to go after Juco guys to compete right away here?  When have we ever had more than 1 or Juco guys in a class?  We rarely every get any Juco kids and are always competitive.  Juco's are stop gaps IMO.  Like I said it's just my opinion.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:48 PM

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NewEnglandBadgers wrote: To be fair, they're looking to fill some holes in the roster.  Yes we have young guys, but they're unproven and Andersen and co. want to compete right away for the B1G championship.  I don't think you'll see a lot of Juco's starting next year.
I think you can look forward to Polynesians, Dual-threat QB's and JUCO's as being the staple of this coaching staff.  That will be the new twist this staff adds to what has already been built here.  People against JUCO's are gonna be in for a culture shock.  There's no easier way for the Badgers to get size/speed corners that Dave Aranda needs to play press.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:52 PM

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He both runs and throws like a TE.tongue
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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:58 PM

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ajmadison wrote: He both runs and throws like a TE.tongue
does he catch and jump like one?
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Posted: 1/16/2013 9:01 PM

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combatsports4life wrote:
JamaicanJake wrote: What else is a new coach suppose to go after? He wasn't recruiting the same tier players at USU that he needs to now so he can't fall back on recruiting kids he already knows. Juco's are almost the only option.
Recruiting a couple Juco DB's is fine with me.  Going after a Juco QB doesn't make sense to me.  We have Stave, Houston, Phillips, DOB and Bud.  I don't see the need for a Juco guy.  Go after O'Korn and the like.  

Also why would he have to go after Juco guys to compete right away here?  When have we ever had more than 1 or Juco guys in a class?  We rarely every get any Juco kids and are always competitive.  Juco's are stop gaps IMO.  Like I said it's just my opinion.
The mere fact that Gary is even showing interest in a JUCO QB tells me he doesn't think any of the QB's on our roster can run the offense he wants.  Makes you wonder if GA has told any of them to seek opportunities elsewhere?
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Posted: 1/16/2013 9:14 PM

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Favre2Sterlingfor6 wrote:
combatsports4life wrote:
JamaicanJake wrote: What else is a new coach suppose to go after? He wasn't recruiting the same tier players at USU that he needs to now so he can't fall back on recruiting kids he already knows. Juco's are almost the only option.
Recruiting a couple Juco DB's is fine with me.  Going after a Juco QB doesn't make sense to me.  We have Stave, Houston, Phillips, DOB and Bud.  I don't see the need for a Juco guy.  Go after O'Korn and the like.  

Also why would he have to go after Juco guys to compete right away here?  When have we ever had more than 1 or Juco guys in a class?  We rarely every get any Juco kids and are always competitive.  Juco's are stop gaps IMO.  Like I said it's just my opinion.
The mere fact that Gary is even showing interest in a JUCO QB tells me he doesn't think any of the QB's on our roster can run the offense he wants.  Makes you wonder if GA has told any of them to seek opportunities elsewhere?
That's a pretty big leap.  It could be he wants to make sure UW gets a QB in the 2013 class and is exploring all options b/c the ones on the Badgers' board when he became HC were not strong possibilities to commit.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 9:14 PM

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Favre2Sterlingfor6 wrote:
NewEnglandBadgers wrote: To be fair, they're looking to fill some holes in the roster.  Yes we have young guys, but they're unproven and Andersen and co. want to compete right away for the B1G championship.  I don't think you'll see a lot of Juco's starting next year.
I think you can look forward to Polynesians, Dual-threat QB's and JUCO's as being the staple of this coaching staff.  That will be the new twist this staff adds to what has already been built here.  People against JUCO's are gonna be in for a culture shock.  There's no easier way for the Badgers to get size/speed corners that Dave Aranda needs to play press.
I agree.  JUCOs can fill in a chart nicely.  Utah State came into Camp Randall and almost earned a win last season, with the JUCOs they had.    Aaron Rogers was a JUCO QB.  Just because it may be different, doesn't mean it is automatically bad.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 9:25 PM

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He moves really well for someone that is 6'6" 215 lbs.  UW doesn't have a QB in the junior class on the roster for next season.  A number of people on the board have said they want a QB in every year.  Looks like he has an arm similar to Stave but runs a lot better.  If he doesn't work at QB may be he can work at TE.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 9:26 PM

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randomation wrote:
ajmadison wrote: He both runs and throws like a TE.tongue
does he catch and jump like one?
Probably.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 9:45 PM

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Posted: 1/16/2013 9:55 PM

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The kid is 6'6, can throw a mile and started his career at South Carolina. Hard to call this  a bad idea.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 9:58 PM

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Wispak wrote: http://bleacherreport.com/arti...ackup-qb-battle
That is exactly what I'm talking about.  Going after Juco kids that aren't trouble with good grades is one thing.  Going after Juco kids with academic issues and off the field issues is another.  I'm all for going after Juco kids that won't be a cancer in the locker room but this type scares me a bit.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 10:08 PM

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Favre2Sterlingfor6 wrote:
combatsports4life wrote:
JamaicanJake wrote: What else is a new coach suppose to go after? He wasn't recruiting the same tier players at USU that he needs to now so he can't fall back on recruiting kids he already knows. Juco's are almost the only option.
Recruiting a couple Juco DB's is fine with me.  Going after a Juco QB doesn't make sense to me.  We have Stave, Houston, Phillips, DOB and Bud.  I don't see the need for a Juco guy.  Go after O'Korn and the like.  

Also why would he have to go after Juco guys to compete right away here?  When have we ever had more than 1 or Juco guys in a class?  We rarely every get any Juco kids and are always competitive.  Juco's are stop gaps IMO.  Like I said it's just my opinion.
The mere fact that Gary is even showing interest in a JUCO QB tells me he doesn't think any of the QB's on our roster can run the offense he wants.  Makes you wonder if GA has told any of them to seek opportunities elsewhere?
You don't recruit Juco's to be backups. And that's at any position.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 10:13 PM

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Has GA visited Chance Stewart? Is he mobile enough for GA's system?
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Posted: 1/16/2013 10:26 PM

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UnknownBadger wrote:
Favre2Sterlingfor6 wrote:
combatsports4life wrote:
JamaicanJake wrote: What else is a new coach suppose to go after? He wasn't recruiting the same tier players at USU that he needs to now so he can't fall back on recruiting kids he already knows. Juco's are almost the only option.
Recruiting a couple Juco DB's is fine with me.  Going after a Juco QB doesn't make sense to me.  We have Stave, Houston, Phillips, DOB and Bud.  I don't see the need for a Juco guy.  Go after O'Korn and the like.  

Also why would he have to go after Juco guys to compete right away here?  When have we ever had more than 1 or Juco guys in a class?  We rarely every get any Juco kids and are always competitive.  Juco's are stop gaps IMO.  Like I said it's just my opinion.
The mere fact that Gary is even showing interest in a JUCO QB tells me he doesn't think any of the QB's on our roster can run the offense he wants.  Makes you wonder if GA has told any of them to seek opportunities elsewhere?
You don't recruit Juco's to be backups. And that's at any position.
Really doubt Oregon is recruiting him to start over Mariotta just saying he would get a shot in camp but would not be an outright starter.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 11:26 PM

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Not big on going after kids with checkered pasts however. At all.


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Posted: 1/16/2013 11:42 PM

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Did McEvoy have more than the one incident the report refers to?  It wasn't a DUI.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 7:45 AM

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Not big on going after kids with checkered pasts however. At all.

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Checkered past? I doubt there are many posters on this board who didn't operate a motor vehicle after having a beer or two while still being a minor. It's not like he had a DUI. He was cited for driving after consuming alcohol. If he had been drunk they would have charged him for it. Bad judgement for sure but at worst that makes him a typical 18 or 19 year old.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 7:47 AM

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combatsports4life wrote:
JamaicanJake wrote: What else is a new coach suppose to go after? He wasn't recruiting the same tier players at USU that he needs to now so he can't fall back on recruiting kids he already knows. Juco's are almost the only option.
Recruiting a couple Juco DB's is fine with me.  Going after a Juco QB doesn't make sense to me.  We have Stave, Houston, Phillips, DOB and Bud.  I don't see the need for a Juco guy.  Go after O'Korn and the like.  

Also why would he have to go after Juco guys to compete right away here?  When have we ever had more than 1 or Juco guys in a class?  We rarely every get any Juco kids and are always competitive.  Juco's are stop gaps IMO.  Like I said it's just my opinion.
I don't know seemed to work for Cal and Aaron Rodgers sometimes the Juco kids have a chip on their shoulder. Could add some intensity to the group.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 7:50 AM

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UnknownBadger wrote:
Favre2Sterlingfor6 wrote:
combatsports4life wrote:
JamaicanJake wrote: What else is a new coach suppose to go after? He wasn't recruiting the same tier players at USU that he needs to now so he can't fall back on recruiting kids he already knows. Juco's are almost the only option.
Recruiting a couple Juco DB's is fine with me.  Going after a Juco QB doesn't make sense to me.  We have Stave, Houston, Phillips, DOB and Bud.  I don't see the need for a Juco guy.  Go after O'Korn and the like.  

Also why would he have to go after Juco guys to compete right away here?  When have we ever had more than 1 or Juco guys in a class?  We rarely every get any Juco kids and are always competitive.  Juco's are stop gaps IMO.  Like I said it's just my opinion.
The mere fact that Gary is even showing interest in a JUCO QB tells me he doesn't think any of the QB's on our roster can run the offense he wants.  Makes you wonder if GA has told any of them to seek opportunities elsewhere?
You don't recruit Juco's to be backups. And that's at any position.

I don't agree with this at all. You target Juco players for depth and nothing more. What it likely means is that he feels only one or two of the QB's can run his system and he wants to bring in this kid to add some depth. It by no means would make this kid the starter. Seeing this however makes me think that Phillips and O'brien are out of the picture and he's going young. It would seem this guy is being brought in as an experienced QB should one of the younger guys fail. Otherwise why would he bring him in to directly compete with Phillips and O'brien.

Last edited 1/17/2013 7:54 AM by jajulka

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Posted: 1/17/2013 8:02 AM

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Dan Moore and Alex Lewis worked out beautifully.  Good guys and good players.  Each kid is a unique evaluation and has to be approached that way.  Until this staff begins making errors regarding character I'll not condemn out-of-hand whatever they do.  There's still a pretty rigorous admissions process any UW athlete has to pass through so I presume there are checks within the system.

While McEvoy looks like an excellent athlete I've got to say his throwing motion is as unusual as I've seen.  I was more comfortable with him throwing on the run than from the pocket because of his strange mechanics.  Helluva an arm, though, and tremendous loft on his deep ball.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 8:06 AM

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and I wouldn't read much more into it than this.

Andersen and staff have evaluated the depth, know what they have, and are attempting to fill the holes they see.  Just because they are interested in several does not mean they will extend offers to all of them, that all those will qualify, that many of those will sign on the dotted line, or that many will be starting next fall.  

I like the new staff looking at ALL the angles to get the what they feel are the right personnel.
 
NewEnglandBadgers wrote: To be fair, they're looking to fill some holes in the roster.  Yes we have young guys, but they're unproven and Andersen and co. want to compete right away for the B1G championship.  I don't think you'll see a lot of Juco's starting next year.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 9:38 AM

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This kid looks good. Texas and both Arkansas are close to offering according to www.burtnorangenation.com. '
I don't see a draw back to this. He appears much better than D.O'brien. :-)
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Posted: 1/17/2013 9:55 AM

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jajulka wrote:
UnknownBadger wrote:
Favre2Sterlingfor6 wrote:
combatsports4life wrote:
JamaicanJake wrote: What else is a new coach suppose to go after? He wasn't recruiting the same tier players at USU that he needs to now so he can't fall back on recruiting kids he already knows. Juco's are almost the only option.
Recruiting a couple Juco DB's is fine with me.  Going after a Juco QB doesn't make sense to me.  We have Stave, Houston, Phillips, DOB and Bud.  I don't see the need for a Juco guy.  Go after O'Korn and the like.  

Also why would he have to go after Juco guys to compete right away here?  When have we ever had more than 1 or Juco guys in a class?  We rarely every get any Juco kids and are always competitive.  Juco's are stop gaps IMO.  Like I said it's just my opinion.
The mere fact that Gary is even showing interest in a JUCO QB tells me he doesn't think any of the QB's on our roster can run the offense he wants.  Makes you wonder if GA has told any of them to seek opportunities elsewhere?
You don't recruit Juco's to be backups. And that's at any position.

I don't agree with this at all. You target Juco players for depth and nothing more. What it likely means is that he feels only one or two of the QB's can run his system and he wants to bring in this kid to add some depth. It by no means would make this kid the starter. Seeing this however makes me think that Phillips and O'brien are out of the picture and he's going young. It would seem this guy is being brought in as an experienced QB should one of the younger guys fail. Otherwise why would he bring him in to directly compete with Phillips and O'brien.
Sorry, we're going to have to disagree on this. JUCOs are brought in to fill weaknesses not as backups. The expectation is that they will at least compete for the starter's spot.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 9:56 AM

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There are likely to be NINE QBs on the roster in 2013. This is not a "depth" play. You don't bring in a 10th QB who has only 2 yrs to play so that you can have him be 4th on the depth chart.  DOB was not brought in to ride the bench. He was expected to start. He didn't perform to expectation.

If they are offering a JC QB, in a relatively small class, it's to play right away.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:48 AM

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Checkered past? I doubt there are many posters on this board who didn't operate a motor vehicle after having a beer or two while still being a minor. It's not like he had a DUI. He was cited for driving after consuming alcohol. If he had been drunk they would have charged him for it. Bad judgement for sure but at worst that makes him a typical 18 or 19 year old.
I agree.  I know when I was 18 or 19 I was known to drive with a couple of beers in me.  Not a big deal.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:59 AM

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The QB in the 2015 class might like it.
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