Okay, fellow Hokies, we all know O'Cain has an unhealthy love of Sean Glennon that borders of infatuation. That being said, the IH thought Coach O'Cain made some good points in this article.
First of all, although I don't particularly like his style of coaching, the IH respects O'Cain for telling it like it is. Before becoming a guest blogger here, the IH used to blog about VT football on MySpace, and more often than not there was a lot of defending going on in those blogs where Glennon was concerned. The IH has always thought Glennon had a good amount of upside and a lot of potential, but he was put into a system that has very rarely been successful for a drop-back passer (Druckenmiller being the one exception in recent memory). Given a good offensive line in front of him, the IH still believes Glennon could have developed into a second string NFL QB.
However, the IH does take exception to O'Cain's statement that Glennon really couldn't have done anything differently to be better. The Hoke O-line has allowed way too much pressure on our QB, but you'd think that being exposed to that much pressure would force a QB to adapt to it. If anything, Glennon has regressed.
Basically the IH has two knocks against Glennon:
1.) He takes way too long to throw the ball. He apparently lacks that internal clock that tells him it's time to get rid of the ball.
2.) If he senses pressure he takes a sack 90% of the time. He tries run away from pressure, but he forgets that he needs to be looking downfield while he does it. The IH thinks that somewhere in the deepest recesses of his psyche, Sean Glennon actually believes he's a scrambling QB. The result is usually a sack.
That being said, the IH still likes Sean Glennon. He's a bit of an arrogant prick, but aside from that he's always played his heart out. Now what the IH really likes about this article is the criticism of the offensive line coming from the QB coach. Now what the IH would like to see is a rebuttal from Curt Newsome pointing the finger back at O'Cain and the QBs. Not because it would be true, but because public infighting amongst the offensive coaching staff is good for our cause. The more the offensive position coaches squabble with each other the more Stiney looks ineffectual and unable to lead.
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We at FBS believe that offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring bears the largest share of the blame for years of sub-par output from some of the most talented players ever to set foot on Worsham Field. We believe the main objective of the VT football program - a national championship - will escape us as long as Stinespring is making the calls. We therefore advocate the improvement of our football program through the replacement of our offensive coordinator.