View Full Version : Rattay a Wildcat? Again...
12-19-2002, 06:41 PM
That's the word from some recruiting source. Didn't he get injured at the end of the season?
If it is true would this be a good move?
I thought he was pretty decent, but had a week arm, unless his strength has improved since he left. How will this effect effect the QB position going into next season with O'Hara and ? (What's-his-name, my brain went dead)?
This will be an interesting form of events if true.
12-19-2002, 08:36 PM
It will be interesting to see what the real story is behind this move.
John Rattay was a capable, but unspectacular Quarterback during his first tour of duty at the U of A. It will be a benefit to the Program to have someone else with experience at the QB position besides the limited action Nic Costa received.
Whether Rattay is able to gain a starting role is a whole other story. Time will tell.
12-20-2002, 12:48 PM
... we have a somewhat proven backup QB if he returns. He knows the system and played all of last year, thus should be in good football shape.
The only problem is, didn't he get injured at the end of the season? I can't remember if it was a broken bone or a ligament of sorts.
Truthfully, this may be the reason for the return. How can an injured JC QB go to a D1 school and have a chance? Either way, I think it's a plus and can only help.
12-24-2002, 01:15 AM
What makes me shake my head is that when he showed up on your campus two years ago, most of your fans were talking about what a great QB he was and how he was going to be a superstar. Now, after he jumps ship for yet another school, you welcome him back with open arms. His track record speaks for itself...if the competition is too tough at one school then he runs to another school where he thinks he can be "the man" right away. Four schools in 3 1/2 years shows that he is not as good as everyone thought. Hopefully mack wastes a scholarship on him and doesn't make him walk on and prove that he fits in with the team.
01-04-2003, 11:44 AM
Greetings All, and Happy New Year. I have one simple thought today about Nic Costa-KEEP HIM ON THE FIELD - and it doesnt have to be at QB. I mean the guy can flat out fly ( remember, he was the Orgeon State Sprint Champ), Bench Press close to 4 Bills and is a very coot character under fire ( remember his 91 yd pass to Thurman this year which was essentially a busted play?). If he an Ohara can do a Keith Smith/OJ split, keep Costa in at the slot in a three receiver set. With Bobby Wade leaving, you have Thurman back as the go to guy, but Costa could be a hellacious playmaker. Think about it- Ohio States Chris Gamble played THREE WAYS ( slotback, CB and special teams guy) Costa could do the same !
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