MLive: Dylan McCaffrey appears to be Michigan’s new backup QB

MLive: Dylan McCaffrey appears to be Michigan’s new backup QB


September 12, 2018

It looks like Dylan McCaffrey is the new, permanent #2 quarterback and has passed Brandon Peters (LINK).

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  1. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Sep 12, 2018 at 4:08 PM

    That wall, it has some writing on it.

    Anyway, remember fan perceptions of Peters way way back around 11 months ago? Interesting to think about.

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      WindyCityBlue
      Sep 12, 2018 at 6:29 PM

      Perceptions colored, I would argue, by a desperate need for anyone who could show any kind of ability in running the offense. Similar (and short-lived) perceptions also cropped up about John O’Korn.

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Sep 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM

        Indeed! Desires have a way of injecting into perceptions.

        Peters was a recent example, but I think it crops up regularly both in season (put in the backup!) and offseason (we can replace him OR it can’t be any worse).

        In O’Korn’s case at least there was a year of hype where some said he might be better than the starter if it wasn’t for that pesky eligibility issue. That should have been undone with the Indiana game and losing the competition to start but 1 solid game against weak competition (Purdue) and suddenly here was the savior. Til next week.

        • Lanknows
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          Lanknows
          Sep 13, 2018 at 11:09 AM

          The most interesting part about the Peters drama was that the fanbase just went through “put in the backup it can’t be worse” story and was happy to buy-in again, almost immediately. Even when the coaching staff clearly changed the game plan to protect the QB.

          It’s one thing to go through it with a backup but the 3rd string sophomore who looks less prepared than most true freshman?

          —————–

          We may be having a rerun of sorts with the backup OTs. It’s nice that Mayfield and Hudson worked the already defeated WMU backups. I wasn’t at this game but I’ve been on the sidelines for some one-sided blowouts in Michigan stadium and the feeling of “lets just get this over with and go” is evident. Reading a lot into these situations is lunacy.

          BUT I do think we can put some stock into Harbaugh and Warriner’s comments. The question is if they are being honest (obviously, sometimes they are not – because they cannot or don’t want to) or if they are victims of the same human nature we are talking about.: Wishful thinking.

          I suspect so, but it’s very likely we’ll get a “put in the backup it can’t be any worse” case again, if it’s not already here. Wisconsin looms.

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      je93
      Sep 12, 2018 at 11:58 PM

      Yeah, the other two were so bad that fans were desperate. Tough to predict that peters wouldn’t pan out either, since the talent and physical attributes were there

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Sep 13, 2018 at 11:19 AM

        If you think Speight really sucks, and O’Korn really really sucks, it takes some kind leaps of logic to awesome that a sophomore who is behind both of them won’t. * At least in the short-term.

        Granted, players develop at different pace. Peters does (still) look the part. So, in the long-term yeah, we didn’t know.

        But there wasn’t much evidence (other than good-not-great recruiting ranking) to think Peters was going to do anything. At best you had a clean slate. Often that’s enough to get people going.

        Peters is still a clean state, mostly. Last year’s OL debacle put down 3 QBs so that’s not really a fair litmus test. We do know now he isn’t developing quickly, so the probability of success is lower than it was. He’ll likely get a shot somewhere else and it wouldn’t shock me if he did well.

        *Or you can think the coaching staff are idiots I guess.

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          je93
          Sep 13, 2018 at 10:47 PM

          I stand by my last point: the other two were so awful most fans were desperate. Too bad Peters just wasn’t ready, and now may have missed his chance. He would have been most ideal coming in to an experimented roster, and behind QBs that could keep him on the bench for 2-3yrs

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