09-22-2003, 06:31 PM
...is what I am. I don't think it is so baffling that Mackovic tried another hand at QB, especially after O'Hara's turnover orgy in the first half against Purdue, which started the landslide. His first two options are not playing out. After alternating quarters in the first two games, then responding to complaints by the two that they couldn't find a rhythm with that approach by trying complete halfs by them, the coach tried to make something happen. Now COSTA SAYS HE'S CONFUSED ... has he watched his own tapes? He LOOKS CONFUSED on the field most of the time. O'hara has looked a little better at times, then came apart in his first big chance on Saturday. Now the newspapers and posters are saying the QB situation is so CONFUSING. It wouldn't be if either Costa or O'Hara had produced! Posters on this site said Heavner looked the best in fall drills -- is it a sign of giving up to go with the best alternative when the first two fail? I say NO -- it's a sign of continuing to try to find the best hands. To be fair to Mackovic (and believe me that is tough considering the last three games) he has tried to stockpile talent with redshirts his first two years, favoring the long term approach over quick fixes in general, but the nonproduction of the first two QB's has forced his hand here -- it shows me he is still trying. Now, Coach, go talk to Costa and tell him that he has a great future -- at SS!