What the heck are you talking about? He only had offers from three Power 5 schools VT, Mizzou, and Cali. He went for a visit to Mizzou for crying out loud. You seriously think if AU had any interest in him, he would have at least come for a visit? Use critical thinking skills man, instead of straw man arguments. It's like the lottery, if you don't play it you can never win it. AU showed him no interest, so how the heck was they going to get him? I don't have to be an insider to know this, especially when last summer AU was shopping like crazy for QBs. Eli Jenkins, David Webb, and JF3. Do you really think if we were evaluating him that wouldn't have gotten out? Yes, the coach from V.tech was recruiting him out of Memphis. This helped V.Tech pull him in, but you have seriously fallen and bumped your head if you think He would have chosen V.Tech over AU if we would've offered. It would have been Malik Willis all over again.
I know you love all things Gus, but it is okay to say Gus is a sub par QB coach and a great offensive mind. If that was the case, we would never have bought CCL in. PERIOD. I am not saying you have to have a 100 percent rating in successful QBs, but when you have a trend that is an issue. My problem with CGM is he started to fall in love with the athlete. I would much rather you recruit a lower ranked DT-QB (Willis) than an athlete ( the exception being made to the 5 stars). He got burnt last year doing that with the kid from Georgia, who ultimately decided to play safety. I know your schtick. All great coaches fail at evaluating QBs. I am not arguing that. Jimbo failed at evaluating JF3. Yet how many of them give up their QB duties? I have never seen Petrino, Jimbo or Spurrier GIVE UP qb duties. You let me know when that happens.
And of course right to the bitter end there were people on this board who were convinced that JF3 would be a 2 year starter.....one of them an insider no less and then some of us got ripped regularly for questioning him right from the start. ....and even more after the A-Day game.
How many times are you going to say this? 23 was wrong in his assessment. You have been plenty of wrong on these threads. PLENTY. So, you got ripped? How many of us got ripped for SW when we saw the inevitable? And btw, you were on the other side of that coin. Not to mention, you WILL be wrong again in your assessment when it comes to JS. It happens. The problem with JF3 was this staff was too freaking bull headed. JF3 wasn't going to play QB at FSU. So no in the ACC. He was just getting his feet wet at the JUCO level. He couldn't do it at AU. He probably won't play QB at FAU. Chances are he won't be a QB. This staff got so enamored with the idea of another NM (who btw was an anomaly), they lost their wits. You can roll the dice once, maybe twice, but that is a dangerous way to live. Sometimes the answer is right in front of you.