Post by KY Crusader 75 on Jan 24, 2020 0:04:53 GMT -5
He played against some big-time competition at Oregon as a backup QB who saw some action in two years going 80 for 152 (52%) for 952 yards (6.3/att) with 9 TD's and 6 interceptions. He ran for 2 TD's as well.
He was a backup one year at Montana and then the starter and in those two years went 249 for 412 2,836 yards 27 TD's and 14 interceptions. He ran the ball in twice.
He also played two games for Montana's basketball teams and scored two points.
That said we can say as we much as we want about any OC and they certainly play a role in game. But the Head Coach has to let the line out some and be less conservative - or not.
Hopefully with all the reps the QBs had last year, now the third year of the RPO with many of the same lineman, a truck load of talented WR, 2 215 lb RB, the 4th rated TE in FCS coming out of HS they can average 30 a game this year.
But Chesney needs to loosen the reins. In my opinion.
Last Edit: Jan 24, 2020 10:22:02 GMT -5 by dharry13
So the best year of those three was their best year rushing and worst year passing. But Roper was a QB in college and left Slippery Rock to go be QB Coach, so it's hard to tell just from the resume.
However, I do think it's time for Chesney to figure out what he wants the offense to be. IF he brought in Roper to try and mimic the 2018 Slippery Rock offense and wants to be a run-first program, why are we investing so much scholarship capital in receivers? IF he is willing to loosen the reins, I hope Roper is the guy to bring something that looks like that 2017 offense to HC.