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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2020, 05:23:19 PM »
The thing is, Howard is going to be as good as we believe he is. 

I believe he is going to dominate the conference and hoist a Dr Pepper.

What do YOU believe,?

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2020, 05:24:28 PM »
If we as fans do not believe, how will the team believe?


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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2020, 05:28:07 PM »
Do you think Hulk Hogan body slammed Andre the Giant because he lifted weights? Or was the strength of the fans channeled into his heart?

There is no stronger steroid than belief that the fans know you can win.

HGH is pretty good though.

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2020, 05:30:24 PM »
I'm glad we have Howard, but I will also say that I suspect that Jake Rubley and all of his closest advisors and friends are NOT worried.

Well I've seen Rubley and I'm not convinced he's better that Howard. Rubley probably has a better arm and is definitely more athletic, but watching him play against 4A Iowa football players who have Drake or D3 football as their limit, he hasn't been overwhelming. I didn't watch Howard last year but I read a ton about him and he was the best player in his conference and his region.

Better arm and more athletic, I’m sold.

You'd take Allen Webb and Dylan Meyer over any QB we've had since Freeman minus Sams?

What could have happened if Meier didn’t have his shoulder destroyed is my #2 what-if after Cody Lee Smith. I knew a bunch of people that played against Meier in HS, including from 2 different schools that played him in the 5A championship game and all said he was by far the best offensive player they played that year.

Oh man. A Cody Lee Smith callback!

This was a little before my time so I had to google him. The TLDR version is he was the #2 Juco QB but got some weird stomach virus and was throwing up 35 times a day and couldnt play football again.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-11-29-sp-8231-story.html

Check out who the #1 Juco QB was that year!

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LHC Bill Snyder at Kansas State agreed. Smith was ranked second to Brigham Young’s Steve Sarkisian among available junior college quarterbacks and Snyder guessed Smith might remind a few people of departing senior Chad May, who had just been drafted by the Minnesota Vikings.

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2020, 05:35:42 PM »
I’m choosing to believe Jake will take a different path than Dylan
Don’t you start, Buddy

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2020, 06:03:12 PM »
THAT'S JUST MEAN!!!
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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2020, 06:41:36 PM »
I didn’t see anything out of Howard that makes me think he could carry this team to a win if needed.  His two biggest plays were pretty easy passes to make.


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The play calling was ultra conservative until the 4th quarter. If he starts against TCU, I'm confident we'll see a less conservative game plan. Also it is very obvious the talking point that Skylar hasn't been practicing was incorrect.

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2020, 07:17:10 PM »
I'm glad we have Howard, but I will also say that I suspect that Jake Rubley and all of his closest advisors and friends are NOT worried.

Well I've seen Rubley and I'm not convinced he's better that Howard. Rubley probably has a better arm and is definitely more athletic, but watching him play against 4A Iowa football players who have Drake or D3 football as their limit, he hasn't been overwhelming. I didn't watch Howard last year but I read a ton about him and he was the best player in his conference and his region.

Better arm and more athletic, I’m sold.

You'd take Allen Webb and Dylan Meyer over any QB we've had since Freeman minus Sams?

What could have happened if Meier didn’t have his shoulder destroyed is my #2 what-if after Cody Lee Smith. I knew a bunch of people that played against Meier in HS, including from 2 different schools that played him in the 5A championship game and all said he was by far the best offensive player they played that year.

Oh man. A Cody Lee Smith callback!

This was a little before my time so I had to google him. The TLDR version is he was the #2 Juco QB but got some weird stomach virus and was throwing up 35 times a day and couldnt play football again.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-11-29-sp-8231-story.html

Check out who the #1 Juco QB was that year!

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LHC LHC Bill Snyder at Kansas State agreed. Smith was ranked second to Brigham Young’s Steve Sarkisian among available junior college quarterbacks and Snyder guessed Smith might remind a few people of departing senior Chad May, who had just been drafted by the Minnesota Vikings.
And we ended up with Brian rough ridin' Kavanaugh starting instead

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2020, 07:34:10 PM »
will howard looked to be a tlb giant stud


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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2020, 07:35:28 PM »
I'm glad we have Howard, but I will also say that I suspect that Jake Rubley and all of his closest advisors and friends are NOT worried.

Well I've seen Rubley and I'm not convinced he's better that Howard. Rubley probably has a better arm and is definitely more athletic, but watching him play against 4A Iowa football players who have Drake or D3 football as their limit, he hasn't been overwhelming. I didn't watch Howard last year but I read a ton about him and he was the best player in his conference and his region.

Better arm and more athletic, I’m sold.

You'd take Allen Webb and Dylan Meyer over any QB we've had since Freeman minus Sams?

What could have happened if Meier didn’t have his shoulder destroyed is my #2 what-if after Cody Lee Smith. I knew a bunch of people that played against Meier in HS, including from 2 different schools that played him in the 5A championship game and all said he was by far the best offensive player they played that year.

Oh man. A Cody Lee Smith callback!

This was a little before my time so I had to google him. The TLDR version is he was the #2 Juco QB but got some weird stomach virus and was throwing up 35 times a day and couldnt play football again.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-11-29-sp-8231-story.html

Check out who the #1 Juco QB was that year!

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LHC LHC Bill Snyder at Kansas State agreed. Smith was ranked second to Brigham Young’s Steve Sarkisian among available junior college quarterbacks and Snyder guessed Smith might remind a few people of departing senior Chad May, who had just been drafted by the Minnesota Vikings.
And we ended up with Brian rough ridin' Kavanaugh starting instead

Bruh, he played for a year and a game and went 10-3 in that time. Tough crowd.

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2020, 07:41:28 PM »
will howard looked to be a tlb giant stud
Never thought he was very good.  Plus he was  a dick.

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2020, 08:16:31 PM »
will howard looked to be a tlb giant stud
Never thought he was very good.  Plus he was  a dick.

Schreds, you clearly meant to quote my post. He was decent, not great. You're right that he wasn't the most pleasant dude, but neither was Sark. Was it Darren Howard that tried to fight Sark at the end of the Cotton Bowl?

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2020, 08:36:43 PM »
my only evidence is watching this game while almost napping at about 5FPS on a bad youtube.

what did he do that was dickish?

he didnt mess up and made the plays we needed to win as a freshman, playing unexpectedly, from behind, surrounded by dubious talent

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2020, 08:56:15 PM »
How good would we be next year if Howard was as good as Jr. Chad May?
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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2020, 09:23:07 PM »
i wanna know what will howard did to schreds. dustup in the dillons parking lot?
cut in line at derby dining hall?
social media stuff? subtweet, etc?

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2020, 09:24:16 PM »
i wanna know what will howard did to schreds. dustup in the dillons parking lot?
cut in line at derby dining hall?
social media stuff? subtweet, etc?
He may have been referring to Brian Kavanaugh or Cody Lee Smith! Can't tell!

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2020, 09:36:14 PM »
MIR is right.  Quoted wrong post.  Was referring to Kavanaugh.

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2020, 07:14:02 AM »
That's where I am as well. Howard may end up being a great quarterback, but Skylar is far better. Any chance we have of winning the conference vanishes if Skylar is done for the season.

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2020, 07:25:10 AM »
Well yeah. My algorithm says junior Howard is better than senior skye

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2020, 07:33:29 AM »
Any word on extent of Thompson's injury?

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #45 on: October 05, 2020, 07:34:36 AM »
Howard seemed to be good at staying in the pocket when the pocket got scary. Which is pretty unique for someone that age. Or his peripheral vision just sucks. Who knows!


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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #46 on: October 05, 2020, 09:50:42 AM »
Howard seemed to be good at staying in the pocket when the pocket got scary. Which is pretty unique for someone that age. Or his peripheral vision just sucks. Who knows!


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Yeah there was one in the third quarter when it looked like he just didn't see the rush. But not unexpected!

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #47 on: October 05, 2020, 09:58:34 AM »
Mess needs to dial up some bootlegs!

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #48 on: October 05, 2020, 10:14:15 AM »
This season is a freeroll. We weren't going to win it all anyways with or without Sky. Might as well prepare for the future and get Howard as many snaps as we can in preparation for 2021. This team could be legit in 2022-2023 and playing Howard now increases the likelihood we can ball out in the years to come.

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Re: How good is Will Howard???
« Reply #49 on: October 05, 2020, 10:34:21 AM »
I agree that good football player Skylar Thompson should not play anymore so that he has some sort of a healthy body for the remainder of his life.  He has taken enough bodily abuse for one lifetime already.
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