It’s a panthers tradition to hike the ball with 00 on the play clock. I can’t remember a time the panthers offense wasn’t taking every possible second of the play clock to get the play set and the ball in play
I remember Bryce being the favorite early on, then it was 50/50 before the Combine, then Stroud was favored a little after the combine, and then it swayed to Young after his Pro Day. I think this has to do with the rumors that were flying around at the time that the Teppers preferred Bryce. It wasn't concensus there were plenty of analysts and scouts that liked Stroud more.
Beating the 2023 Panthers is not an achievement by any metric or stretch of the imagination, and in my honest opinion all wins by teams that played the Panthers this season should be stricken from the record. This team shouldn’t even exist.