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Coaches make mistakes all the time. Most that you notice as fans are errors in clock management or play calling. Of course, 99% of fans at home complaining about playcalling don’t know the first thing about calling plays, but I digress.
But, the biggest mistake a coach can make sometimes isn’t even discovered. If a coach picks the wrong starting quarterback but never makes a change, there’s no way to know the wrong choice was made. We can theorize, but that’s about it. However, when a coach realizes he made this mistake and does make the switch, it can change the fortunes of a team’s season.
For example, Arkansas State started the year 0-2 with a 73-0 loss to Oklahoma and a 37-3 loss to Memphis. J.T. Shrout, the veteran transfer from Colorado (and Tennessee before that), played poorly while starting those games. Freshman Jaxon Dailey also saw time in the first three games, earning a start against Stony Brook after Shrout was benched. He struggled and was replaced by another freshman, Jaylen Raynor, who has turned Arkansas State’s season around.
The Red Wolves have won three straight, including a 44-37 win over Southern Miss and a 52-28 win at UMass in Raynor’s two starts. He’s thrown for 10 touchdowns with only one interception. Against UMass, he threw for 383 yards and six touchdowns. Now, Raynor has the Red Wolves looking like a team that can make noise in the Sun Belt and he also finds himself cracking this week’s QB Power Rankings.
Honorable Mention: Drew Allar, Penn State; Jaxson…
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Author : Tom Fornelli
Publish date : 2023-10-04 15:57:54
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