He'll get a chance to compete. Ideally, you don't want your QB starting before his 3rd or 4th year. I hope we get there soon.
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From what i have seen from tape, Dillon is further along in terms of footwork than Connor Wood. Wood struggled at the Texas spring game. But both guys will improve and be players for CU. Both QB fit our system. It is easier for the likes of Kordell Stewart , Tim Tebow to earn early playing time, because they rely mostly on athlethicsm. Not every system or situation is the same. I want Dillon to come to CU learn the playbook, hit the gym, get his grades inorder, and he should be ready to compete as a red shirt sophmore, there is no rush.
Last edited by bigbang; 09-29-2011 at 05:58 PM.
Is footwork really that important at the college level?
Beyond the drop, knowing how to slide within the pocket avoids sacks and buys time for big plays. Tom Brady, one of the most immobile QBs I've ever seen, is also one of the best I've ever seen at this.
Finally, stepping into throws and squaring to the target does a ton for both accuracy and velocity.
I'd probably say that you play QB with your feet as much as your arm.