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Husker QB frontrunner Witt to leave NU

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  1. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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  2. Sexton Hardcastle

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    I know he was the front runner for the QB job, but how good was this kid supposed to be?
     
  3. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Gotta wonder if he was actually the frontrunner.
     
  4. Sexton Hardcastle

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    These things normally happen after spring ball. Maybe it's something more than that.
     
  5. Duff Man

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    He was an early enrollee back in 2007, so this would have been his third Spring in Lincoln. Seemed like he was the leader because he knew the playbook, but none of the NU backups have seen much game action.
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Agreed.
     
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    I heard Pelini was contemplating making him a fullback. That might just be a rumor, though.
     
  8. buffaholic

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    something happened and being told he was no longer the front runner would probably do it. He backed up Ganz last year.

    When I pointed out to some Husker fans that they were awfully confident about 2009 for a team that would be handing it over to an unproven QB, they gushed how good this guy was supposed to be. I don't think Zac Lee was the answer as he went from #2 to #3 this year.

    At any rate, the media certainly was predicting that Witt would be the starter...

    The poor guy is going to stay in Lincoln until May. That would not be too much fun imo.
     
  9. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Outside of Reesing, the North QBs are not exactly world-beaters. This is going to be a wide open division.
     
  10. Sexton Hardcastle

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    That's the weird part. These things take care of themselves after spring ball ends. Not before. Strange. :huh:
     
  11. BIGREDIOWAN

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    Most likely IMO what's happening here is he's seeing the writing on the wall. All of our back-ups were pretty even as far as playing ability goes and the main reason he was the 2nd stringer was because of his knowledge of the playbook. Having said that, Spano and the incoming Green are going to challenge hard for this position and it wouldn't surprise me if they are starting before Zac Lee. Witt is probably seeing this unfold and feels like he is being left with no choice. Stay and be a back-up for the rest of my college career, or leave and get a chance to start someplace else. I wish him luck and it sucks sometimes for these kids to be put into this position. :huh:
     
  12. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    outstanding
     
  13. buffsyko

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    Correct and kansas is one game i'm hoping cu pays them back. Last 3 years CU had a chance to beat them especially in 06 and 07.

    No world beaters for sure.
     
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    Of course all the fusker sites are filled with the usual "he's not that good" posts, not saying we don't do the same but it is funny nevertheless
     
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    I heard he is leaving because of the Gonorrhea epidemic among the football team.
     
  16. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Its always the same with husker fans anyone who leaves sucked, that Suh guy ho scored against us could leave and he'd be terrible. I also agree that this is fishy to bail theoretically based on a lack of future PT when practices arent going on is odd.
     
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    I wish their kicker would leave so they would say, "Oh he sucks anyway. Every kick he made was lucky."
     
  18. 92Buff

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    I think there is a good chance that the QB situation is in total disarray. Watson's offense is not easy to grasp and it takes time. Ganz was a very good quarterback IMO - probably better than most fuskers thought he was. The new QB could really struggle this season.
     
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    In my observation that's impossible.
     
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    Ok...you are right :lol:

    ...but I believe that in looking to next year many have dismissed Ganz as being replaceable without experiencing a dropoff - this is where they will find they are very wrong regardless of who steps up to fill the role.
     
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    Whats the deal with Husker QB's leaving? Beck, Freeman, now this guy.
     
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    It should be obvious why he left.....

    He's smart enough to figure out he didn't want to spend the rest of his life as a huckster. :smile2:
     
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    I don't doubt that the guy left because he didn't think he was going to get the nod to start, but it's pretty odd to do it before Spring practice.

    Starting a freshman qb bodes poorly for the corn and I would expect a worse season than last if that happens.
     
  24. buffaholic

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    Sorry Husker nation but this guy ended the season as your #2 and the freshmen haven't shown anything yet to convince a competitor that his playing days were numbered. I don't care how big/fast/strong-armed these freshmen are, until they've seen action, you have NO IDEA whether they can play or not. Witt was evidently better than Zac Lee. If the only reason he played was knowledge, what does that say about Lee who has been there as long, and had Juco starting experience before he arrived?

    As Valdez stated, this is very STRANGE. The only thing I can think of is that Bo's ugly faces got to him.
     

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    The dad's "we have nothing to say" says it all. My guess - and that's all it is - is personality. Witt was a Callahan recruit, a Callahan-style qb. BoPeep... well. Some folks do well having the head coach spit=shout all the time; others don't. Witt stuck it out one season, decided he didn't need that ***t and is moving on. Whatever, not the best off-season news for the Chucksters.
     
  26. MontanaBuff

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    :iagree:
     
  27. unleash heck

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    He's pretty good, but he's a pure drop back passer and the other 3 QB's are probally a little more mobile. The offense doesn't fit his abilities so he's moving on, now instead of 6 QB's they have 5.
     
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    Bo looks like a face transplant recipient.
     
  29. unleash heck

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    cu's ACE leader looks like sam wise gamge from LOTR just not as successfull at the box office.:smile2:
     
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    He could have played the face double for Nicholas Cage from Faceoff...:lol:

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