yeah, but what about DT? We have none and are running out of ships. Most schools struggle to recruit that position, but it seems none more so than us.
QB is probably the position that has the greatest individual impact on the success or failure of a team.
Look at the turn around at Texas A & M after their QB change. Look at the success of Auburn after they bought Cam Newton.
We need to find an impact player at the QB position.
I love the proposition of a Juco QB here. We know Tiller has had his struggles at the position. Haven't seen Cappello or Barnett throw a pass yet when the real bullets are flying.
ISU has a nice little window next fall, and they need to take advantage of that. I gotta believe Rhoads and Burnham think they can get that defense to play fairly well next year against virtually anyone. Cyclones just need some decent QB play and they can get to a bowl game.
To me its really hard to evaluate this kid because he never throws into a tight window....every throw is to a guy that is wide open....he will not have such luxury at ISU...
For me - IMO....to properly evaluate our qb situation its based on two things.
1. Does the qb make the right reads of the defense.
2. Can we find 1-2 guys that can make plays in the WR corp? the guys that are "Supposed" to be "The Guys" are simply not making plays and not giving the qb a window larger then a 5 gallon bucket to throw into.....
To further this point, in the missouri game nearly the entire 2nd half the missouri safety was in the camera shot...that tells me like every other team we played this year....they had ZERO respect for us over the top.....just so everyone realizes....its easy to defend 15 yards!!!!!
Give me those two things and your qb play will be better....until then, dont matter how many qb's you bring in.......
Doubt this kid is the answer. Cripes...he had to walk on at Hawaii.
FWIW, I heard Jeremy Crabtree on 1620 here in Omaha a couple weeks ago talking recruiting, and the first caller asked about o-line/d-line prospects for ISU. Crabtree basically said that the 2011 class is very thin at the DL position, and that most teams, other than the big names, were going to have to develop guys rather than recruit them.
Really, this is nothing new for ISU. There's only so many DL/DE to go around, this year fewer than usual, so we're going to have to move guys to the position and hopefully develop them.
If we bring in a JUCO and he can start, hopefully Capello steps in as the #2 man and then Tiller can see the field at another position.