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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdofParadise
    Amazing.

    Jerry Babb has the highest completion percentage in UL history. He has shown the ability to take over a game.

    I think Michael did well. But, he's not ready YET to take us out of third and long situations.

    Babb is the quarterback when he is healthy....and unless he gets hurt or gets decisively beaten out, he will be the quarterback through the 2006 season.

    There may be plays where the two play at the same time. There may be times that Coach Bustle uses both quarterbacks in the same game.

    But Babb is the starter. Make no mistake about that.
    Did coach bustle mention anything about changes to the offensive play calling for the game against FAU to better suit Mike D.'s ability?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripple Threat
    Z, how can you not see the clarity of Jay's statement. Injury's have been handled that way for years (amateur, college {which I believe is actually semipro}, and pro). But...Maybe a paradigm can be broken. Not a fan of Birds Eye View? :o

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    OH NO!! Big BOP fan...

    my statement was aimed at the new person on the board extolling the virtues of Desormeaux over Babb....

    Mike will be a hero before his 4 years are done...Right now JB is the heart and soul....

    Hopefully he recouperates quickly...

    That being said, I dont think there is a game left on our schedule that is not winnable with either qb at the helm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeebart21
    OH NO!! Big BOP fan...

    my statement was aimed at the new person on the board extolling the virtues of Desormeaux over Babb....

    Mike will be a hero before his 4 years are done...Right now JB is the heart and soul....

    Hopefully he recouperates quickly...

    That being said, I dont think there is a game left on our schedule that is not winnable with either qb at the helm...

    Z.

    My statements were simply aimed at the person who said Babb should automatically regain his starting roll. What I am saying is that Desormeaux has great potential and if he is impressive we should leave him in when Babb comes back. If he is not very impressive then Babb should regain his spot. I just disagree with the idea that if a QB gets hurt then we should automatically give him his spot back when he returns no matter what the circumstances. I believe that Desormeaux has the potential to be great and if that potential shows up sooner rather than later we should not change if we are winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdofParadise
    Amazing.

    Jerry Babb has the highest completion percentage in UL history. He has shown the ability to take over a game.

    I think Michael did well. But, he's not ready YET to take us out of third and long situations.

    Babb is the quarterback when he is healthy....and unless he gets hurt or gets decisively beaten out, he will be the quarterback through the 2006 season.

    There may be plays where the two play at the same time. There may be times that Coach Bustle uses both quarterbacks in the same game.

    But Babb is the starter. Make no mistake about that.
    I would have to agree with all these valid points. Mike D did look good but there is also not a scouting report on him. He did play good enough to get him some time on the field.

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    Look at the New England Patriots a few years back. They were perenial losers for a few years at that point. Two weeks into the season Drew Bledsoe goes down with an injury. They start the season 0-2 under Bledsoe then this unexperienced young kid by the name of Tom Brady steps into the role. Struggles slightly early on, but yet, finds ways to win games. Do they go back to losing with Bledsoe, or do they keep Brady who has a weaker arm, less accuracy, less mobile, etc keep winning. They stick with the young gun who is winning, and it has proven to be the smartest thing in the history of the New England Patriots. Moral of the story.... You stick with who will win games... If M-Dez wins games keep him in.


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    Babb went out 5 plays into the game and was moving the ball from go. He looked great against NWST. We haven't seen him since. I think D Mo came in and played well. He made plays with his feet that Babb probably couldn't. He also made throws that Babb probably wouldn't. They have different styles both good. Babb has a better arm. I aslo think Babb can run, But he stays in the pocket longer and gives the play a chance. D Mo had some good long runs on 3rd and long but if Babb were in the game we might not have been in 3rd and long. I think Babb although not as exciting is the better QB right now. I think if Babb would have played the whole game we would have won by 2 TD's. Im not taking anything away from D Mo I like his style.

    By the way, everyone talks about D Mo's feet and how great they are. I think he is a better runner also,but 17 rushes for 76 yards. I haven't researched the numbers but im almost certain Babb rushing stats are just as good if not better.

    Alot of people think, If D Mo wouldn't have done this and this we would have won.
    If Babb would have played we would have won or we would be saying the same thing about his performance. D Mo took all but 5 snaps. Basically played the whole game. If we would have won by 2 TD's then I could understand the argument, but we still lost.

    I know we'll probably win this week and everyone will keep saying it, but ask yourself what could Babb have done.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 ul 0105
    My statements were simply aimed at the person who said Babb should automatically regain his starting roll. What I am saying is that Desormeaux has great potential and if he is impressive we should leave him in when Babb comes back. If he is not very impressive then Babb should regain his spot. I just disagree with the idea that if a QB gets hurt then we should automatically give him his spot back when he returns no matter what the circumstances. I believe that Desormeaux has the potential to be great and if that potential shows up sooner rather than later we should not change if we are winning.
    Hey buddy, dont go fishing just yet I think Desormeaux will be the real deal before its all over....

    Again, I think we can win out with either qb playing... If Jerry only misses a game or two, the job should still be his though.... just one working mans opinion...

    Let me reiterate, MD is a top notch kid, and did an excellent job Saturday night!...

    Put up the fishing pole and be apart of the fun!!!

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob

    I know we'll probably win this week and everyone will keep saying it, but ask yourself what could Babb have done.
    That's the great thing about being a fan

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    hell try the new QB ... i mean why not , UL has nothing to lose, jerry has had his fair chances, in division 1 college football when you get hurt you lose your spot untill you can earn it back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 ul 0105
    It is pronounced Des-er-meaux.
    Yeah, tell that to T.D. who does the speaker announcing at the games. He said Mike's last name a million different ways. We couldn't believe he couldn't get it right!! And he's from here!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 ul 0105
    My statements were simply aimed at the person who said Babb should automatically regain his starting roll. What I am saying is that Desormeaux has great potential and if he is impressive we should leave him in when Babb comes back. If he is not very impressive then Babb should regain his spot. I just disagree with the idea that if a QB gets hurt then we should automatically give him his spot back when he returns no matter what the circumstances. I believe that Desormeaux has the potential to be great and if that potential shows up sooner rather than later we should not change if we are winning.
    Let's see what happens when Desormeaux is forced by defenses to beat them with his arm.The offense will be scaled back to allow him to work within a the scheme that uses his strenghts.Right now that is his athletic ability and rolling him out on passing downs.He is not a drop back passer right now.Babb on the other hand has proven he can do both well.Watch the game against K-State last year,he ran 60 yrds for a TD.Until Desormeaux can do both equally well, he will be the back-up.In other words,it's Babb's job until he graduates.
    If Babb can return healty,Desormeaux should continue to get some snaps in games situations.I also hope the staff will find some place to get Desormeaux on the field,maybe a slash position.He is that kind of athlete,too good to sit on the bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeebart21
    Family members/friends/old class mates, always seem to show up in times like this....

    LOL!!!

    Z.
    Hey Z, I haven't even said a word here... HAHA

    To be honest MD impresses the ~~~~ out of me. His time will come. Big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 ul 0105
    They were starting to click well againist Northwestern State, but that was a division II team. Maybe I should have phrased that differently both may work but it Desormeaux works BETTER than we should stick to with him and not feel so loyal to Babb. He has done great things and I am not saying that he isn't a good quarterback but the best QB should play. If Michael goes out and gets us some wins and looks impressive doing it then we should stick with him. If he doesn't then go back to Babb. Simple as that.
    I think you are too quick to write off Babb's ability, given that he is threatening a lot of Delhomme's records. Further, Desormeaux is not nearly as polished as Babb. Probably only has a fraction of the playbook and is just now getting the repetitions he needs to read and react.

    This thread reminds me of Mack Brown's desire to get Chris Simms "potential" on the field, despite the fact that Applewhite was the reigning Big 12 player of the year and performing well. We are still waiting on Simms potential to turn into results.

    Don't get me wrong. I think Desormeaux will be awesome. However, he plays Thursday out of necessity.

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    I think in the end we both want the same thing. You obviously have watched Mike play before he was a Cajun. I saw both of them play some games in high school. They are both tremendous athletes. When the game starts on Thursday I will be cheering like hell for Mike Desormeaux. I hope he throws for 300 yards runs for 100 and scores 4 touchdowns, however I am not willing to say that the reason we will win games is because Mike is at quaterback and Jerry isnt.

    It may be because we are playing an 0-5 FAU team. If Mike would lead us to a win at Arkansas State then thats something different. For people to say that Jerry Babb has taken us as far as he can at QB is ridiculous. I guarantee you if more people would have seen the Middle Tennesse St. game up in Murfressboro two years ago, they would realize what Jerry Babb means to this program. It was not Ross Brupbacher, or even Fred Stamps (although he had a hell of a game) who carried us. Jerry Babb, a freshmen, put the team on his back and would not let them lose. Jerry came in and lead a winless team to their first win after coming back when Rekieta got hurt. I hope Mike does well, but I just don't feel right now that their is a quaterback controversy.


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    Babb will be the starter, although Mike should see some action in a slash role. Mike did look good at times but his stats says he didn't play all that well--talking about passing stats. His running was off the hook.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SlappyCajun
    I think in the end we both want the same thing. You obviously have watched Mike play before he was a Cajun. I saw both of them play some games in high school. They are both tremendous athletes. When the game starts on Thursday I will be cheering like hell for Mike Desormeaux. I hope he throws for 300 yards runs for 100 and scores 4 touchdowns, however I am not willing to say that the reason we will win games is because Mike is at quaterback and Jerry isnt.

    It may be because we are playing an 0-5 FAU team. If Mike would lead us to a win at Arkansas State then thats something different. For people to say that Jerry Babb has taken us as far as he can at QB is ridiculous. I guarantee you if more people would have seen the Middle Tennesse St. game up in Murfressboro two years ago, they would realize what Jerry Babb means to this program. It was not Ross Brupbacher, or even Fred Stamps (although he had a hell of a game) who carried us. Jerry Babb, a freshmen, put the team on his back and would not let them lose. Jerry came in and lead a winless team to their first win after coming back when Rekieta got hurt. I hope Mike does well, but I just don't feel right now that their is a quaterback controversy.
    Everyone understand that I am not saying that he is better than Babb right now I am saying that he has all the potential in the world and that if that potential comes out sooner as in before Babb comes back and I mean he lights up whoever he plays until then and looks VERY impressive then we should stick with him. If he doesn't then obviously Babb is more experienced and should regain his spot. I just believe he has the POTENTIAL to be better than Babb it all just depends when he becomes comfortable and can make the right reads the raw talent is there.

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    Default I take blaim for the loss

    I TAKE BLAIM FOR LAST NIGHT AND WOULD LIKE TO RETRACT THE STATEMENT THAT D-MO WILL BE BETTER THAN BABB SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. HE MUST HAVE READ MY POSTS AND THEY JUST MIGHT HAVE GOT TO HIS HEAD.

    SERIOUSLY I THOUGHT HE WAS FARTHER ALONG THAN THE WAY HE PLAYED LAST NIGHT OR MAYBE I JUST OVERLOOKED BABB'S TALENT.

    GOOD LUCK CAJUNS I WILL BE WATCHING NEXT WEEK


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 ul 0105
    I TAKE BLAIM FOR LAST NIGHT AND WOULD LIKE TO RETRACT THE STATEMENT THAT D-MO WILL BE BETTER THAN BABB SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. HE MUST HAVE READ MY POSTS AND THEY JUST MIGHT HAVE GOT TO HIS HEAD.

    SERIOUSLY I THOUGHT HE WAS FARTHER ALONG THAN THE WAY HE PLAYED LAST NIGHT OR MAYBE I JUST OVERLOOKED BABB'S TALENT.

    GOOD LUCK CAJUNS I WILL BE WATCHING NEXT WEEK
    Easy dude!! Everyone struggled last night.. Trust me, there is enough blame to go around... None of its your fault.. LOL!!!

    D-Mo is a work in progress... He will be a good one before its over..

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    D-Mo did struggle last night, but the recievers have to help him out. In the first half he was putting the ball in their hands and they were dropping it...in the first half. After that most of his passes were not close.


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    Quote Originally Posted by redcajun
    D-Mo did struggle last night, but the recievers have to help him out. In the first half he was putting the ball in their hands and they were dropping it...in the first half. After that most of his passes were not close.
    no doubt...

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