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Taharqa in Spartanburg

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sorry about that KT, anyways good pics and thanks for the update

you said you liked what you saw out of Armanti, can you elaborate?

Also I like the story about Cam and Smitty, man I am really excited about this season

Armanti has bulked up a tad, and he made a lot of tough grabs from both Cam and Clausen. He looks like he will be a factor at the wideout position. I didnt feel like he was playing out of position when I watched him. He looked like a speed receiver with good hands. Clausen threw some nice passes to his TEs, but most of his deep balls were wobbly and were underthrown. Cam by far has way more zip on his balls than any of the other QBs who took snaps.

The Cam to Smitty pass was a beauty. Got the whole side of the field crunk and Smitty jumped up and pointed the sky like he always does after he got in the end zone. I feel like those two are already on the same page.

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Armanti has bulked up a tad, and he made a lot of tough grabs from both Cam and Clausen. He looks like he will be a factor at the wideout position. I didnt feel like he was playing out of position when I watched him. He looked like a speed receiver with good hands. Clausen threw some nice passes to his TEs, but most of his deep balls were wobbly and were underthrown. Cam by far has way more zip on his balls than any of the other QBs who took snaps.

The Cam to Smitty pass was a beauty. Got the whole side of the field crunk and Smitty jumped up and pointed the sky like he always does after he got in the end zone. I feel like those two are already on the same page.

Has Smitty bulked up some from last season?

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Has Smitty bulked up some from last season?

He looked the same to me. He's been bulked up for a while now. No way Smitty weighs the 185 he's listed at. :lol:

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Armanti has bulked up a tad, and he made a lot of tough grabs from both Cam and Clausen. He looks like he will be a factor at the wideout position. I didnt feel like he was playing out of position when I watched him. He looked like a speed receiver with good hands. Clausen threw some nice passes to his TEs, but most of his deep balls were wobbly and were underthrown. Cam by far has way more zip on his balls than any of the other QBs who took snaps.

The Cam to Smitty pass was a beauty. Got the whole side of the field crunk and Smitty jumped up and pointed the sky like he always does after he got in the end zone. I feel like those two are already on the same page.

...also if I'm not mistaken Chud's offense relies on the ability of the quarterback to throw the deep ball (Gettis, Smitty, and even Olsen should reap major yards from that)

Good to know that Cam's long ball looks good, always knew he had the strength to throw a pigskin quarter mile, but was a bit worried about his accuracy on those throws against a legit defense. Guess all that hard work in the offseason is paying off

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Armanti has bulked up a tad, and he made a lot of tough grabs from both Cam and Clausen. He looks like he will be a factor at the wideout position. I didnt feel like he was playing out of position when I watched him. He looked like a speed receiver with good hands. Clausen threw some nice passes to his TEs, but most of his deep balls were wobbly and were underthrown. Cam by far has way more zip on his balls than any of the other QBs who took snaps.

The Cam to Smitty pass was a beauty. Got the whole side of the field crunk and Smitty jumped up and pointed the sky like he always does after he got in the end zone. I feel like those two are already on the same page.

That's the one thing that I think works in Cam's favor... I'm glad Jimmy did well today, that is a great thing for competition and for our team if he can become an asset... But, the hesitation to throw deep and play that high risk-high reward will hold him back. Cam might make some mistakes, but his willingness and ability to throw it deep could be the deciding factor going into the season opener.

Also, I've asked some of the other guys, but how did Smitty look speed wise? Still the old 89? Or looks like he's getting by more on technique and know-how?

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Cam did have one pass that he threw late in the middle of the field about 15 yards that was tipped (would've been an INT in a real game). He was going to #89 of course but took too long to get it to him. I didnt see Cam tuck and run not once. All the drills they worked on were passing plays. So make no mistake, he's still got work ahead of him and isnt a perfect passer, but out of the QBs I saw take snaps Cam looked the best and the fans around me agreed (even the guy who was a Gamecock fan and said he hated him)

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Competition FTW!!!!

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Cam did have one pass that he threw late in the middle of the field about 15 yards that was tipped (would've been an INT in a real game). He was going to #89 of course but took too long to get it to him. I didnt see Cam tuck and run not once. All the drills they worked on were passing plays. So make no mistake, he's still got work ahead of him and isnt a perfect passer, but out of the QBs I saw take snaps Cam looked the best and the fans around me agreed (even the guy who was a Gamecock fan and said he hated him)

That's what I took away from Monday. I am a bit worried that maybe my look at it is a bit biased, as I have it made up in my mind that I'd rather see Cam start this year, but a lot of people (and, like you, the people around me at camp) think Cam just looks better, overall, than Clausen right now. I expect Cam to have some dumb throws and some timing issues, much like I did last year with Jimmy (I was a huge Jimmy fan till around the end of the season when frustration sank in). I just hope those growing pains aren't a repeat of last season with Jimmy.

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Most people today reported that Jimmy vastly outperformed Cam tonight with what might have been his best practice as a pro.

Heard Cam was off tonight.

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That's the one thing that I think works in Cam's favor... I'm glad Jimmy did well today, that is a great thing for competition and for our team if he can become an asset... But, the hesitation to throw deep and play that high risk-high reward will hold him back. Cam might make some mistakes, but his willingness and ability to throw it deep could be the deciding factor going into the season opener.

Also, I've asked some of the other guys, but how did Smitty look speed wise? Still the old 89? Or looks like he's getting by more on technique and know-how?

This is probably why Cam will start day one..you need to be able to air it out in order to go Air Coryell..the offense last year was also build for vertical threat but once again Clausen's range is very short. Teams could still stack the box if they didn't have to worry about any long passes. Unless we have a West Coast package just for the Jimmeh I don't expect him to do well enough in the one place he needs to.

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Most people today reported that Jimmy vastly outperformed Cam tonight with what might have been his best practice as a pro.

Heard Cam was off tonight.

Was also said jimmy didn't throw it past 20 yards..all slants and crossing routes..he belongs in san fran lol

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Well, if he can show in the PS and if he plays in the regular season that he at least succeeds in the short-intermediate game, let's gank some other team Bernie Madoff, I mean, Philly style, like they did with Kolb.

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