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Last chance to see Zach Wilson. 7 PM EST UCF vs BYU. ESPN 12-22 Boca Raton Bowl


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I don't follow college football much at all but will probably tune into this one to see Wilson. How good is UCF? Are they better competition than most of the other teams that he's been going up against?

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1 minute ago, t96 said:

I don't follow college football much at all but will probably tune into this one to see Wilson. How good is UCF? Are they better competition than most of the other teams that he's been going up against?

Not better than Coastal. But, better than everyone else. Still, their defense leaves a lot to be desired. 

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1 hour ago, t96 said:

I don't follow college football much at all but will probably tune into this one to see Wilson. How good is UCF? Are they better competition than most of the other teams that he's been going up against?

They give up over 30 points a game. BYU gives up like 15 points a game and BYU is one of the least sacked teams in the country. 

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I will be watching the game and want to tape it so i can go back and break down Zach Wilsons various plays. I am impressed with him so far and want to see how he holds up tonight playing against a very good team. 

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19 minutes ago, KatsAzz said:

I will be watching the game and want to tape it so i can go back and break down Zach Wilsons various plays. I am impressed with him so far and want to see how he holds up tonight playing against a very good team. 

They are a good team in college football overall but they aren’t good defensively. It’s the perfect storm for Wilson. He’s one of the least sacked QBs in the country and the UCF defense gives up over 30 points a game. This is the type of game Trey Lance was hoping to play in during his showcase game. 

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https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/30572646/zach-wilson-living-hype-next-great-byu-quarterback

Good write up on Wilson.

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ESI SITAKE WAS dumbstruck. Wilson had just pulled off an incredible play and was breaking it down for his receivers coach on the sideline.

"This kid's different," he thought. "He gets it."

On its face, it was another Mahomes-esque improvisational play. Wilson took the snap at midfield, was flushed out to his right and crow-hopped forward, throwing the ball awkwardly off his front foot just as a defender crashed into him. The ball sailed down the far side of the field and into the waiting hands of Dax Milne, who caught it at the goal line for a touchdown.

But while the TV camera focused on Milne taking a celebratory bow, it missed the grin on Wilson's face as he went back to the sideline, shouting, "I knew it! I knew it!"

He had intentionally flushed himself out of the pocket. As he lined up before the snap, he'd read that Texas State was in a Tampa 2 defense, meaning the two safeties would be guarding the sidelines and therefore making a deep pass difficult.

 There was a hole in the defense he'd noticed during film study earlier in the week. He'd seen how SMU's quarterback had scrambled to his right against Texas State and how the safety on the far side had cheated toward him, away from the sideline and toward the middle of the field.

Wilson said he didn't blame the safety for doing that. It's a tiny window he was leaving open, and it's about 60 yards when you account for the angle of the pass.

Not many quarterbacks can make that throw, let alone set it up. But that's exactly what Wilson did when he scrambled, moved the safeties with his eyes and launched the ball with enough velocity that it didn't give the secondary time to adjust.

What looks like improv actually isn't. Wilson isn't playing backyard football and making up stuff on the fly. He's setting up defenses and executing plays he prepared for.

He's part of the new generation of quarterbacks who practice throwing off-platform and from awkward arm angles the same way Stephen Curry practices shooting from half court.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, ladypanther said:

He's part of the new generation of quarterbacks who practice throwing off-platform and from awkward arm angles the same way Stephen Curry practices shooting from half court.

 

I remember when those crazy one handed catches were absolutely insane to see and rare. Now WR's, TE's and even DB's constantly drill on making those catches. You want a guy that is ahead of the curve and practices this crazy poo. 

I like it.

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Really looking forward to this. However, I think a stellar game from Wilson puts him at #2 QB on most draft boards. Wilson is my choice at QB behind Lawrence. I truly think he would be the better choice for us over Fields, who in my mind is sliding down to the lower half of the top 10. 

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8 minutes ago, Troys99x4 said:

Really looking forward to this. However, I think a stellar game from Wilson puts him at #2 QB on most draft boards. Wilson is my choice at QB behind Lawrence. I truly think he would be the better choice for us over Fields, who in my mind is sliding down to the lower half of the top 10. 

Matt Miller put him at 11 in his BR Mock. 

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Watched him a lot. Had to, my fiancé is a BYU alum

he doesn’t have much in the way of receivers.  Had the top running back out a couple of weeks 

given time, he can make all throws   He isn’t stupid in decisions 

1. he just doesn’t handle pressure well. 
2. BYU’s schedule very weak...it’s not like it used be when they were in a stronger conf playing Colorado, Colorado state.   etc

3  his frame is a lot like Bridgewaters    
he doesn’t have the same scrambling as the running qb 

we shall see

 

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I'm not sold on him at all, so I will definitely be watching. He even looked pedestrian at times in his last game vs San Diego State.

He has a great offensive line to protect him, that is a red flag for me when he potentially may go to a team with poor protection and the guys getting to him are much bigger.

He still looks small on the field, like Teddy. Two throwing arm surgeries...idk man.

I won't even get into the Mormon thing, but yeah...

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36 minutes ago, nctarheelreincarnated said:

Matt Miller put him at 11 in his BR Mock. 

In regards to Fields? If so, i can definitely see why. He has talent and truly i see a lot of Cam when i watch him play. However, I've seen that movie before. I want something new. Fields takes way too long to let go of the ball which scares me away.

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