Coley's burden

Coley's burden

DMoney
At some point this weekend, the Jaguars will pick Jedd Fisch’s quarterback for him. Fisch will have some input, sure. But his main focus will be doing what he does best: developing his quarterback and calling plays.

Unfortunately for James Coley, Fisch already picked Miami’s quarterbacks. And now the Canes are facing the very real prospect of a true freshman starting under center.

In two years, Miami signed four quarterbacks. Preston Dewey and David Thompson are no longer with the team. Gray Crow is a non-factor. And there is a growing belief that Kevin Olsen is not the guy. Duke Johnson’s injury derailed the 2013 season and exposed a stunning lack of depth at the position. Ryan Williams’ injury threatens to do the same thing this year.

Al Golden is no stranger to quarterback dilemmas. His Temple teams finished an average of 76th in the nation in quarterback rating. Golden’s inherited QBs at Miami fared much better, finishing an average of 29[SUP]th[/SUP] in the nation. Those guys have since moved on, and now Fisch’s folly is Coley’s burden.

Coley brought in two smart, strong-armed kids in Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier to fix the problem. My educated guess is that one of them will start. There will be growing pains. I just hope Coach Golden shows as much patience with Coley as he has shown with other assistant coaches.
 

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Good writeup. I am really anxious to see how Kaaya does in fall camp although I wouldn't expect him to do too much due to lack of experience with the playbook.
 
I don't see how Golden wouldn't show the same patience with Coley as he has with Dorito. As disjointed as the offense looked at times last year, Coley wasn't in charge of the worst unit in school history.
 
If Olsen loses the starting job to a true freshman then he needs to be cut loose and free a ship.Wasn't he an EE has an almost 2 year head start on both Kaaya and Rosier.
 
If Olsen loses the starting job to a true freshman then he needs to be cut loose and free a ship.Wasn't he an EE has an almost 2 year head start on both Kaaya and Rosier.

Olsen wasn't an EE but you do have a point. He should be able to hold off two freshman kids, if not he will never be anything than a career backup or a likely transfer candidate. Not giving up on him just yet because I don't believe either of the 2 will be able to adjust to college life, learn the offense and beat out Olsen at the same time.

I think we will see Olsen start and then once Williams is back Golden will have a choice of sticking with Olsen if he is playing well or going back to his guy in Williams.
 
If Olsen loses the starting job to a true freshman then he needs to be cut loose and free a ship.Wasn't he an EE has an almost 2 year head start on both Kaaya and Rosier.

No, depth is important :confused:
 
Al kept his bro after another year of the same ole same. I don't think he should be allowed to scapegoat anyone from this point on. Now in saying that. I am not buying poor ole Coleys sudden burden. Any coordinator/position coach worth his weight. Can and will find a way to get the best out of even the worst situation.

Many guys walk into a situation where they have to make things work. With guys that they didn't recruit. Coley has had a year with one of the top QB coming out of HS. It is time for Coley to be known for something other than tweets. Have an identity, better play selection and get a QB to look the part.
 
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With all due respect to D Money...I'm not ready to treat Coley like a victim.

I saw A LOT of issues with his playcalling and route combinations that tell me there's a good chance he's not a good coordinator. I understand the man is an animal recruiting...but as I've been saying since last year his playcalling, gameplanning, and mid game adjustment leave A LOT to be desired.

To be clear, I'm not blaming Coley for the current mess we have at QB....I just don't think his future is as an OC. He actually strikes me as more of HC type than an OC...X's and O's are not his strength.
 
D
Corley has proven nothing.

He might be able to recruit here and there, but he's still an unproven OC.

He's never developed a QB.
 
if were starting a true frosh this year with even a "little" defensive improvement from last year expect to be the bottom of not only the Coastal but the entire ACC

shaping up to be a terrible year since Dmoneys boy snickers aka "you win some you lose some" moved on
 
If you have a successful system and quality depth, you can survive playing a player like Kaaya as a Freshman. You can overcome a couple of major injuries. Especially at a school like Miami where you should be more talented than the majority of the teams you play.


Unfortunately, we don't have a proven system. Our defense has been the punchline of a bad joke, played on our own expectations, and our offense is a wild card. Losing Williams will be an excuse if we under-perform, or end up starting Kaaya, but to me, it won't be a valid one. Our defense should be better, and our offense should still be efficient.
 
Jedd Fisch is a poor QB evaluator
At some point this weekend, the Jaguars will pick Jedd Fisch’s quarterback for him. Fisch will have some input, sure. But his main focus will be doing what he does best: developing his quarterback and calling plays.

Unfortunately for James Coley, Fisch already picked Miami’s quarterbacks. And now the Canes are facing the very real prospect of a true freshman starting under center.

In two years, Miami signed four quarterbacks. Preston Dewey and David Thompson are no longer with the team. Gray Crow is a non-factor. And there is a growing belief that Kevin Olsen is not the guy. Duke Johnson’s injury derailed the 2013 season and exposed a stunning lack of depth at the position. Ryan Williams’ injury threatens to do the same thing this year.

Al Golden is no stranger to quarterback dilemmas. His Temple teams finished an average of 76th in the nation in quarterback rating. Golden’s inherited QBs at Miami fared much better, finishing an average of 29[SUP]th[/SUP] in the nation. Those guys have since moved on, and now Fisch’s folly is Coley’s burden.

Coley brought in two smart, strong-armed kids in Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier to fix the problem. My educated guess is that one of them will start. There will be growing pains. I just hope Coach Golden shows as much patience with Coley as he has shown with other assistant coaches.
 
Jedd Fisch is a poor QB evaluator

But would you give him the edge in development? What he did with Jacory in his last year, and Morris last year, in comparison to the years before and after would have to be considered far superior.
 
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Jedd Fisch is a poor QB evaluator

But would you give him the edge in development? What he did with Jacory in his last tear, and Morris last year, in comparison to the years before and after would have to be considered far superior.

To be fair, Morris looked pretty decent in the first few games of last year previous to his injury. Would have been interesting to see if he'd have maintained at a high level without the injury (and without Fisch).
 
More and more excuses
Golden will give Corley the same amount of bs time he has given Doritos and make excuses about it for years to come
 
Jedd Fisch is a poor QB evaluator

But would you give him the edge in development? What he did with Jacory in his last tear, and Morris last year, in comparison to the years before and after would have to be considered far superior.

To be fair, Morris looked pretty decent in the first few games of last year previous to his injury. Would have been interesting to see if he'd have maintained at a high level without the injury (and without Fisch).

LOL

Other than the Louisville and UNC game. Every game Morris played injured. He had a better QBR than in those 1st 2 games and that UNC game was in large part due to the 4 picks. Morris just wasn't the same guy last season at any point. I really don't understand what happened, because if his success during his Junior season. Was due to the weak back half of the schedule. What the hell fell apart in an entire season of trash opponents other than FSU and Louisville.
 
told you catz along time ago that we missed out big on not recruiting Treon Harris... now we have to watch lil michael vick do his thing at the gaytors...

f**k you ALF...
 
I guess we will see. One thing about Fisch is he can coach. Look at what he did with Jacory and Morris.
 
Recruiting aside, we have 2 of the worst coordinators in the big5 and some of the worst position assistants. Only morons could not do well in Miami.

Clean house top - bottom if this season fails.
 

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