No one is saying we should be using freshmen exclusively but we should be developing them and getting something out of them if they are good. Last year HC started 2-4 and as the depth chart got younger and more talented players started to play the team went 4-1 to finish the year. I think this year's freshmen class was very talented. The RB and the two safeties who played against Albany looked like they could be difference makers right now. What are we afraid of at this point? What could be so "dicey"? Giving up 500+ yards per game and 40 points? Last year, there were 4 sophomores and 1 freshmen on the 1st team All Patriot team and 7 sophomores on the 2nd Team All Patriot team.
I think our coaches have shown over the years they will play freshmen who they think are ready to play. I think of McBeath who was running around at linebacker as a freshman but got hurt because he wasn't physically ready for the rigors of division 1 football.
He had a very productive freshman year. He was injured last year (soph)
Can't say about last year, but from an interview with Albany LT Kevin Malloy
"When Holy Cross came out on the field, we were hearing them saying, “37-0, 37-0.” The whole game they kept saying that. There were a couple of plays where I whiffed completely because I just wanted to hit them as hard as I could because I was so angry from what they were saying."
And anybody who thinks Pujals shoudl be replaced won't get any attention from me for the football opinions.
We aren't going to win tough, tight games with the current situation, so why not try something different.
We are 12-24 since 10/5/13. It's insanity to keep rolling it out there like this and expecting different results.
Bump- Rolling the dice came up snake eyes ! Even the freshman who hasn't got very much arm strength has shown more at the qb position than Bell. Looking forward to his return to wideout, which he's pretty good at.