I mean Rice basically is... right. HahaLouisville’s QB room is less filled than Nebraska’s. I - 2 year starter back, 1 other young scholarship QB and 1 FR walk-on. That’s it. Louisville has a whopping 3 QBs on their roster with Luke leaving, 1 a walk-on. You can’t make it there as a QB you better drop to NAIA or 1-AA or Division II.
I was a HUGE fan of that guy. It was criminal not getting him snaps the year prior to him starting, and one of the many reasons I wasn’t impressed with Solich’s coaching style. I remember one of the few times he got in a game late, and he was rolling right and threw an absolute laser about to a receiver who was also running to the right side of the field. In stride, on target, and effortless. If there was a criticism of Lord’s throwing motion, it was his windup. He had a very pronounced windup in his motion which I thought limited his ability with any quick slants or throws to guys flaring out of the backfield. That motion made his deep ball as good as most anyone we’ve had, though he rarely got the opportunity before he’d have to tuck and run.There were times when he could really sling it on target like a rocket, but touch was always an issue. I suspect that the accuracy issues came from taking so much abuse running the ball. It just isn't possible to get beatings on your shoulder repeatedly and have it NOT affect your throws. Yes, there were QBs who ran the ball and played well, but most were artists at avoiding hard hits, such as Gill. Lord ran like a FB.
I still love that guy. Incredibly underrated. If I ever met him, I'd buy him drinks all night for as long as he'd tell war stories.
Rice it is!