Maybe you know that. Maybe Arnaud knows that. Maybe Peterson knew that. But what about the new guy who becomes the QB coach? He may have a different view. At the very least, he will probably start off looking at both QB's equally with no preconceived notion that the job is Arnaud's until proven otherwise. If you put yourself in Arnaud's shoes, that would be at least a little bit unsettling.
I think this is something anyone should be able to agree with.
I thing AA is very talented, but I don't think he was well coached. He made a lot of mistakes in the red zone this year and had a really bad habbit of staying at the primary receiver, and forcing passes to him. Not saying that AA didn't play well at times, but he sure could have played better in critical situations.
So what happens with the salaries that Bolt and McFarland were getting? Did they take a pay cut, I hope so? They were pretty well paid and I wonder where the money is going to come from for new coordinators?
Does anyone know, seriously wondering how this affects us on the money end and all?
I don't blame AA for being upset. Players have a tendency to get close to their specific position coach. Also though, if it's true that Peterson was negatively vocal about other coaches decisions, then I feel Chizik had no choice but to let him go. The coaches need to be as much a part of the team as the players do. You work your differences out behind closed doors, man to man, you don't blast it out for the public and players to see. I have no problem with a coach having his own ideas and wanting them heard, but there is only one channel to go through with that and it's not public. The worst thing you could do on a team is undermine the authority and responsibilities of another coach.
Why is it though everyone always thinks the Back-up QB will be the savior. Especially after this year. I'm all for competition to keep the starter on his toes. AA had some really big games. For a sophomore, I was really impressed. I think eventually, as long as the guy is playing good, you have to give him the nod and say, "This is your team." Competition is good. Fear of losing your job every week, leads to conservative play, imo.
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