1. IS THERE A QUARTERBACK COMPETITION? | I've maintained that Doege is in the lead, but that the quarterback competition should go into the fall practices. On Saturday, Karam had a better day than Doege. Here's all 4 quarterbacks:
Seth Doege | 16-31 (51.6%) | 246 Yds | 7.9 YPA | 1 TD | 2 INT
Jacob Karam | 12-21 (57.1%) | 204 Yds | 9.7 YPA | 4 TD | 0 INT
Scotty Young | 10-16 (62.5%) | 137 Yds | 8.5 YPA | 0 TD | 1 INT
| 2-3 (66.7%) | 11 Yds | 3.66 YPA | 0 TD | 1 INT
Karam's 4 touchdowns and throwing the ball down the field with 9.7 YPA. Young's day also impresses some as well with the highest completion percentage, but didn't get the ball in the endzone. Competition is good and my question is if you think that there is a legitimate competition between the quarterbacks?
2. SO FAR, WHO IS THE BEST RUNNING BACK AND BEST RECEIVER? | We are two scrimmages into spring practice and the rushing totals from the running backs (The first set of numbers if from the 2nd scrimmage (PDF) and the second set of numbers is from the 1st scrimmage (PDF). That's not confusing at all.):
Right now, Daniels may be the most consistent, although Stephens may not be getting a full opportunity (I think the staff is holding Stephens out to let some of the other running backs get some work. Is Daniels going to force a way into the lineup and is he the best looking running back thus far? As to the receivers, WR Shawn Corker had a tremendous Saturday, 7 catches for 131 yards and 3 TD's. Freshman WR Derek Edwards had 6 catches for 85 yards. WR Alexander Torres, IR Cornelius Douglas and WR Marcus Kennard all had over 65 receiving yards yesterday. Remember, it's all about consistency with receivers (putting up numbers each and every week). Thus far, who's impressing you two scrimmages into spring practice?
3. WHO DO YOU WANT TO HIGHLIGHT FROM THE DEFENSIVE SIDE OF THE BALL? | For the second week in a row, ILB Sam Fehoko led the team in tackles, and on Saturday he had 1 interception, 8 tackles and looks to be the guy who will be your starting middle linebacker. There were some other nice surprises (PDF statistics), including DT Chris Perry had 8 tackles and 2 sacks, Brett Dewhurst and Tyrone Sonier both had a sack (this = blitzing linebackers!) and redshirt freshman DT Coby Coleman had 7 tackles. In watching some of the video from the scrimmage, it was really nice to see a handful of cornerbacks having some safety help, including a really nice play from CB Eugene Neboh tipping a ball into the hands of S D.J. Johnson. Anyone you want to highlight from this weekend's defensive performance?
4. ANY SURPRISES ON THE UNOFFICIAL DEPTH CHART? | LAJ's Don Williams released his unofficial depth chart and there are a handful of things that jump out at me: ILB Blake Dees is still running with the 1st team; SLB Daniel Cobb starting over SLB Cqulin Hubert; OL Beau Carpenter the 2nd string right tackle; IR Aaron Fisher backing up IR Austin Zouzalik at the Y-receiver; WR Eric Ward starting at Lyle Leong's old position at split-end. What jumps out to you? (And yes, I'm intentionally not discussing a certain tight end. Don't care about her at all.)
5. ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE BASEBALL TEAM AND ARE THERE ANY CANDIDATES OTHER THAN BILLY CLYDE GILLISPIE? | This is a combination question because there's just too much football. The baseball team went 0-3 this past weekend against the #8 TCU Horned Frogs. Are you concerned at all to have such a rough stretch with only one more weekend tournament before conference play? Also, in the past week, there have been two articles on Billy Clyde Gillispie in connection with the Texas Tech job. Last week, FWST's Mike Jones wrote an article imploring that Texas Tech hire Gillispie, that he's a changed man, and this past weekend, SAEN's Buck Harvey likened Gillispie to former Texas Tech football coach, Mike Leach. Harvey says that Hocutt was in College Station to watch Texas Tech's final regular season game and Harvey wonders if Hocutt will keep it safe, like he did at Miami and hire a "safe" coach like Al Golden, or if he will hire a coach like Gillispie who has some warts. Since it seems that Gillispie is the only candidate mentioned with the Texas Tech job, is Gillispie the only candidate that should be mentioned and if not, who are some other candidates that you'd like to see considered for the position? I should also mention that the Big 12 released the 2011 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 team and the only mention of any Red Raider was PG John Roberson as an honorable mention. The Red Raiders will face Missouri on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.
BONUS TIP | I know there's a handful of folks that read DTN who are also living in the DFW area and wanted to mention that you probably already know that there are going to be 8 In-N-Out Burger franchises very soon. I wanted to also tip everyone to the secret menu with In-N-Out Burger.
The questions are after the jump for copying and pasting into your own comment.
1. IS THERE A QUARTERBACK COMPETITION?
2. SO FAR, WHO IS THE BEST RUNNING BACK AND BEST RECEIVER?
3. WHO DO YOU WANT TO HIGHLIGHT FROM THE DEFENSIVE SIDE OF THE BALL?
4. ANY SURPRISES ON THE UNOFFICIAL DEPTH CHART?
5. ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE BASEBALL TEAM AND ARE THERE ANY CANDIDATES OTHER THAN BILLY CLYDE GILLISPIE?