His arm was hit. Rice made a good play.
We have a guy who is learning how to play qb as our wb1.
Basically, this is an experiment.
He only started playing qb his senior year in high school.
Thus far Smith as a passer hasn’t really worked out. Missing too many open people or seeing them way too late. I hope they’re limiting him from running too much for his safety but eventually they’re going to need to let him loose.
He played a lot better in the second half. I like that he wants to the the ball downfield. I’d like to see him check down more when that’s what is there. I’d also like to see him not sit in the pocket too long when people are covered. He could have made more plays with his legs last night.
He had several throws that would’ve been pick 6s against the likes of TCU, Tech, Texas and so on. Rice didn’t have the speed to make the jump.
The main issue isn’t with the QB, it’s the scheme. If Smith was running an offense like SMU’s or Baylor’s old offense, even or our old offense, the ball would be out of his hand in 3-4 seconds, and into the hands of the skilled player.
Smith needs shorter routes and passes that are easier to complete. He needs a scheme that enables the skilled players to make big plays. Not an offense with slow developing plays that require him to find players way down field while running for his life.
Another issue is the fact that the running plays are straight hand offs with no pre-snap motion or misdirection. No two-back sets that keep the defense guessing. This adds to the predictability of the offense, which puts more pressure on the QB to make big plays. Thats not a good recipe for scoring points in my opinion.
Red Bull gives you crappy offense
The lack of imagination including presnap motion and multiple sets has been terrible in CDH’s tenure. He wants to run the football. Okay fine. But you can do it out of many sets with many looks and accomplish the same thing. Look at the SF 49ers. Honestly, CDH’s offense looks like a 6A junior high school offense.
Stephen, it is 100% on CDH. utsa being the first game I would understand for some cobweb effects. The rice o roni game like it or not is an inner city rivalry. THAT is his job and his job alone to get the entire squad ready to go.
A HC job is to know how to motivate your players. Being down 0-28 is a clear message that the team was not ready. Going back to 28-28 is a clear message that this team has a lot more in the “tank” I blame both CDH and Belk. Give us a break. This is not peewee football.
Throwing his players under the bus for the 2nd or third time is by definition a lack of leadership. I am 100% behind our team but I am done with CDH. After five years he can’t recruit an OL worth a damn? Manhandled by utsa and rice o roni? Are you blipping kidding me?
Accountability, leadership and motivation are what makes a good coach. DH might be a good OC but he is not a leader. His tenure at WV and now U of H prove it beyond any doubts. Prove us wrong CDH.
The header on this thread is “Donovan Smith isn’t the problem”. He may not be the problem but he isn’t the solution either. If QB1 can’t get the team across the 50 in the first quarter then I want to see QB2 in the second.
If I hear “DS didn’t start playing football until his senior year of high school” one more time…
I haven’t been impressed with Donavan Smith thus far. Lots of room for improvement.
The guy’s been a P5 starter for a few years now.
We can forget about HS.
Right there with, “he beat ut!”
Anyone remember how this board spent years insisting we needed to bench Tune because he was the worst QB in FBS Football, and his replacement couldn’t possibly be worse? That’s all I’m gonna say on the subject.
Should have ran 4/20 on the two pt conversion , terrible play call ….
I never thought he was the worst, but I remember saying that he was NOT the solution after seeing him in Years 1 and 2, and saying we should look elsewhere for a QB.
Suddenly in Year 3…an EPIPHANY!!!
Revisionist BS. Tune was TERRIBLE for 2 years before the lights turned on. He was no where close to the great ones before him like Kolb, Keenum, Ward, and King. CDH kept trotting him out there as the Ls piled up over multiple years and never had a real contender challenge him. Tune’s “TDs scored to turnovers ratio”’was terrible. Then yes the lights turned on and he was very solid for us for basically 2 years. That is what happened.
Exactly. Tune was prone to throwing interceptions the first few years. I remember the picks he threw against TT that led to a loss. Everyone wanted CDH to sit him on the bench. Myself included.
Yes for the first 2 years it was both his interceptions AND fumbles lost. Like I noted above his TDs scored (pass, rush TDs) to turnovers (INTs and fumbles lost) ratio was terrible and no where near Kolb, Keenum, Ward, or King. Then the last 2 years he turned a switch and was very solid for us and I think will be generally thought of fondly because of the 2021 season, getting drafted, and his MUCH MUCH MUCH improved play his last 2 years. Let’s not lie about 2019 and 2020 though.