Been racking my brain to come up with an explanation to why this allegiance to DJ persists. I hope I'm wrong, but CK may have been so ticked after the ND game (and rightfully so) that he's already told Dabo he is gone at the end of the year. There is no other logical explanation outside of the big Dave's got something on us theories floating around. So Dabo lets Cade finish the year to avoid being labeled like Kelly Bryant, Dabo, being intensely loyal and demanding loyalty refuses to put Cade in. The 2 pt. conversion throw and pressure escape against Cuse totally illustrate Cade is capable of doing things that DJ will never be able or equipped to do.
Enough to beat out DJ. Maybe he puts the ball in jeopardy too much for Dabo to be comfortable? It’s the only explanation that makes sense. Dabo has benched the starter before. There doesn’t need to be a conspiracy theory to explain what is happening when we as fans don’t have all the info the coaches do.
Don’t get me wrong, I personally expected to see more of Cade after the games DJ really struggled and I expected more direct talk about DJ’s play after the debacle this past Saturday. Looks like I was wrong again.