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It's A-day, so you can't really trust anything you think you saw.

That said, what I think I saw was a pretty potent offense that could function with either Willis or Gatewood taking snaps.  Nix looked great for a freshman but not so great as to justify starting him over the upperclassmen.  Willis was the most poised in the pocket and looked to have the best command of the offense, but Gatewood has a quality about him that leaves you holding your breath because of the big-play potential.  In the interest of full disclosure, that could be just me projecting all the "Cam2.0" talk I've read.

The WRs were catching everything thrown their way today and they all look hungry to get the ball.  Maybe the depth of the group is breeding some healthy competition.  They don't look like a group resigned to run-blocking because the QB can't get them the ball.  They've seen something in practice.

The OL was more than holding its own against our 1st team defense.  That's a testament to Grimes.  He has his detractors, but his lines here have mostly been disciplined, cohesive and nasty.  We need to develop some depth badly, though.  All 5 starters are seniors.

The RB room looks like it is chocked full and loaded with talent/potential.  Malik Miller should take a look at the H-Back role and see if he can't get some more touches there...kind of like the Eric Smith position.  Joiner is going to be the X factor this year and it's probably unfair to lump him in with just one position group. 

Anders Carlson seems to have taken this spring to shake off whatever bad juju he picked up last year.  He looked relaxed and confident.

The defense?  What's there to say?  They are deep and fast.  My only concern right now is the severity of the injury to Wooten.

I feel the way you're intended to feel after the spring game: full of optimism and pleased with the prospects for this team.  To the extent it's all a facade, then good work to those staging the spectacle.  If it's a glimpse of what this team can truly be, then I think we're in a for a fun ride.

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Good analysis Counselor.

My only disagreement would be Willis, he just doesn't look like anything special to me.  I thought Gatewood looked to be handling things well and appeared to be the best of the bunch.  Of course, Willis was going against the first team defense and Gatewood and Nix were against the second stringers, so as you say hard to qualify anything of what we saw.  I do think Gus needs to pick a QB and roll with it. 

Was quite impressed with the WR core.  Seth Williams continued to look good from last year and Mathew Hill looked to be a great position receiver, coming back for balls.

Thought both lines looked good.

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Good analysis Counselor.

My only disagreement would be Willis, he just doesn't look like anything special to me.  I thought Gatewood looked to be handling things well and appeared to be the best of the bunch.  Of course, Willis was going against the first team defense and Gatewood and Nix were against the second stringers, so as you say hard to qualify anything of what we saw.  I do think Gus needs to pick a QB and roll with it.

Was quite impressed with the WR core.  Seth Williams continued to look good from last year and Mathew Hill looked to be a great position receiver, coming back for balls.

Thought both lines looked good.

When does Basketball season start?
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Good analysis Counselor.

My only disagreement would be Willis, he just doesn't look like anything special to me.  I thought Gatewood looked to be handling things well and appeared to be the best of the bunch.  Of course, Willis was going against the first team defense and Gatewood and Nix were against the second stringers, so as you say hard to qualify anything of what we saw.  I do think Gus needs to pick a QB and roll with it.

Was quite impressed with the WR core.  Seth Williams continued to look good from last year and Mathew Hill looked to be a great position receiver, coming back for balls.

Thought both lines looked good.

When does Basketball season start?
Willis=no upside.
I would go with JG so that the runs will get you another yard or so after contact. Willis cannot pass at an SEC level and he gets arm tackled way too easy.

Nix won't be ready for a year or so.
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I think we all know what to expect in Dallas...

Starter will be announced at game time.  It will be Gatewood.  Nix will come in on the 2nd play from scrimmage, and then Willis on 3rd and 12.  Willis will be sacked for a 10 yard loss on a double reverse pass attempt.
I'm just torn between Malik Miller and the freshman TE as to who will enter to run the twirlybird in the 2nd quarter.
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I think we all know what to expect in Dallas...

Starter will be announced at game time.  It will be Gatewood.  Nix will come in on the 2nd play from scrimmage, and then Willis on 3rd and 12.  Willis will be sacked for a 10 yard loss on a double reverse pass attempt.
I'm just torn between Malik Miller and the freshman TE as to who will enter to run the twirlybird in the 2nd quarter.
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