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Reaching Higher

As I ponder this upcoming season and FAU's Football future, I can't help but think that in order for FAU to make it to the big time, we need a face in the NFL, a draft choice that will speak to top notch recruits that they can get to the next level if they chose to play "football in paradise". I remember when UM hit the big time, after Jim Kelly, Kosar, Irvin to name a few, that kids from everywhere contacted UM in a effort to play there. I don't see Howard getting FAU to this point, moving the program in the right direction, but not getting there during his watch.
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Rusty will be the first rung in the ladder Hopefully...
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Hootyhoot said

As I ponder this upcoming season and FAU's Football future, I can't help but think that in order for FAU to make it to the big time, we need a face in the NFL, a draft choice that will speak to top notch recruits that they can get to the next level if they chose to play "football in paradise". I remember when UM hit the big time, after Jim Kelly, Kosar, Irvin to name a few, that kids from everywhere contacted UM in a effort to play there. I don't see Howard getting FAU to this point, moving the program in the right direction, but not getting there during his watch.

Because you dont think he's capable or because he's too old to wait it out?

He's certainly capable of grooming some studs and getting them to the NFL, he's proven it and I agree with Rick, if Rusty stays healthy he'll put up 4000 yards and will get drafted. We could feasibly become "pro style quarterback U". Every 6'5'' non scrambling QB will be sending tapes in from across the country.
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take it easy fellas, it took some schools decades before they got a guy in the NFL. We haven't even had football at FAU for a decade. In due time my friend. Good things come to those who wait.

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog."
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When I stated that I didn't think FAU would get there under Howards watch is because his time is running out. I've been a fan of Coaches work for decades, but realize that all good things must come to an end. Rusty will need to throw for 4000 yards to get drafted, buttttt… I don't think this would be the draft choice that makes that big splash that FAU needs. 4000 yards may get him drafted in the 3rd or 4th round, but this wouldn't be a Jim Kelly, Bernie Kosar like draft pick. There are just to many variables going against him being a 1st or 2nd round draft choice.
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Hootyhoot said

There are just to many variables going against him being a 1st or 2nd round draft choice.

Mobility is something to consider i know, but outside of that what are you eluding to??

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Rick said

Hootyhoot said

There are just to many variables going against him being a 1st or 2nd round draft choice.

Mobility is something to consider i know, but outside of that what are you eluding to??

Consistency, likely. Even in the Motor City Bowl they called Rusty a "streaky" player but that he can light it up when he gets going.

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You fellas seem to have noticed a couple of the variables that will go against him so you know that the NFL scouts will see the same and then some. Mobility, the fact that he's a streaky player (in other words, he's inconsistent), his performances against big time competition ie… Texas, MSU, UF, the fact that he plays in SBC and his funky throwing motion which will be torn apart by scouts. I hope all of this will have improved this season as I do know that without Rusty, a third bowl game and/or a conference championship is out of the question.
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I agree with you both that he is inconsistent againt higher caliber teams…no doubt…but don't you think that has something to do with the supporting cast as well??
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Leave to Brohm to figure out.

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