If you noticed last press conference, Dabo clearly said that DJ was “bad” last 2 games. In the past, he would always defend DJ by words like “he did his job” or he played “OK”. This language to me indicates that he is prepping everybody for a change. Do you agree?
I’ve been thinking about this some. Do you think Dabo would allow a scenario where Cade transfer at the expense of a net zero QB (DJ) who has had 3 years, 2 as starter and has done nothing but hurt the program with bad play and brutal mistakes. How many turnovers had he had the resulted in points for the opponents? Has to be a record. I would imagine if DJ returns for his Senior season, you lose at least one if not both Cade and Vizzina. His death blow on the program would be complete.
But in the same breath that he said “DJ needs to play better or we’ll bring the other guy in”, he also said “DJ is not responsible for stopping the run or punt protection”. Now, he has made plenty of comments about not having his head in the sand, so I am hopeful but skeptical. Dabo is loyal to a fault, and he seems very concerned about the young man’s psyche. Admirable, but concerning.
I still trust Dabo and staff to be aware of the situation and to play the guy who they think gives us the best chance of winning. Go Tigers!
No, Dabo said “DJ wasn’t bad at ND, he just wasn’t good, but he wasn’t bad”. I think that was just after the “We don’t have our heads in the sand” comment, which led me to think they had their heads buried somewhere. Hopefully changes are made, if, not, more of the same. Rinse and repeat.
is OK play? ugh.... This is why many are questioning the guidance on the offensive side of the ball. If Cade isn't ready to play or is just not up to the 5* hype...... means Dabo and company have whiffed on two major qbs in a row.