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September 16, 2014
Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen and offensive coordinator John Reagan discuss fixing the flaws that have emerged on both sides of the ball for Kansas at their weekly joint press conference.
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how was Todd at the same place as Cozart? Todd was a natural
Great point Danny. Cozart is not comfortable and confident when the games are played. This is obvious to amateurs like me. Todd thought he could do it from the first day out and was able to make his decision and get on with the play. Montel cannot make the decisions. That does not mean he is dumb. It means he is not the guy for this job.
What KU needs to do is run a tryout of all the QB's and see if there is a guy who simply has "it" when he gets into a game. Some guys have the ability to perform to their level when the game is on. The problem is Montel has enormous athleticism and the coaches are playing him because of that. But when the brain freezes we get none of that athleticism.
Now let's assume Milweard or one of the others has less upside but his ability to be calm and decisive during the game allows him to use 90% of his ability. Isn't it better for the team to have his 90% even though his 100% is not as high as Cozart's instead of having 40% of Montel's 100%?
Seems to me we need to find one of these guys who does not wet himself during the game and give him a chance.
On the flip side, Cozart didnt do bad vs SEMO...he got chased, flushed, etc...and was able to find guys open, and showed a nice touch on the ball. Now that he has tasted a "top25" type team like Duke, consider it part of his learning curve. Lets give the kid a chance. Football will go the way of it's QBs performance. And QB play is partly determined by Oline play, and partly by the QBs own game-intelligence in making the right reads. The RB is also heavily dependent on the Oline's play, unless you are Barry Sanders.
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