If those guys don't live up to the lofty and possibly unreasonable expectations, it can really turn some of the posters against those players, which leads to excessive ripping of our guys, and fights between the disappointed posters and the family members. Just no reason to create that situation.
I don't have much of a problem with them posting if they so choose, but it just seems to me that there's more potential for something bad to come out of it than there is of any good to come from it. If I was a D1 athlete, I wouldn't want my family openly posting on message boards about it.
As for you examples, the throw to Darks on the first drive of the game has to meet some standard. The one to Lenz that was dropped has to meet some sort of standard. Besides all of that a QB here won't have to do all of those things. Seneca couldn't do all of those things but he won games. IMO, our defense should be strong enough that the QB of ISU will simply have to take what's given to him.
It seems like some here think they know how everyone will develop. They also seem to know what Jantz will be. Was Jantz brought in here to sit on the bench? No, I have said as much, but that doesn't mean he has been anointed the starter. No one knows what things will happen over the next 7 months. Hell for all we know, JT could be a WR and Jantz could be third string and red-shirting.
One thing is for sure though, if Tiller starts it will be this season all over again, just replace the names Arnaud with Tiller and Tiller with Jantz and then eventually, Capello with, well, probably Barnett or Capello. It has been like that for 4 years and I don't see it changing.
When is the spring game? April. Awesome we have 2 and a half months more of this chicken or the egg bickering.
If Jantz starts, then fine. If Tiller starts, it means he beat out Jantz, Capello, Barnett and the rest. Which means, if the hype some of you give Jantz is true, that JT made some big strides when he believed he would be the starter. And the JuCo WR may just be the best WR we could get at this point in recruiting. If he runs good routes and catches the ball, I really don't think it will matter who threw it.
And, I for one, like reading the thoughts of family members, maybe not so much of what their son/brother is doing, but what the position group is doing. Gives me a little insight.
I suspect our defense will be good, our OL will be solid, and I hope the WR's figure out how to get open and to value each opportunity when the ball is heading their way. Kind of like a BB team has to value each posession. What I want from a QB is to know when to throw it to an open reciever and when to throw it away, instead of forcing and getting the INT. We have good running backs, so that should also ease some of the pressure off of whoever starts.
is the spring game always the weekend of veishea?
The best thing for the program would be if Tiller truely puts in the work this offseason to improve and earns the starting spot. He has the advantage of being in the system the longest so if he truely were to be the best QB after camp then it would mean someone with familiarity of the system and the players in it would be under center and not a newcomer who is still learning.
I never though Tiller was as good or better than Arnaud in the past but that is not to say he still doesn't have room to develop either. I just want the best guy for the job under center come September regardless who it is.