Some more thoughts regarding UH football’s quarterback change that didn’t make today’s column due to space considerations.
Regarding the issue of the seven sacks against Rice: Those who have watched the game tape closely say most of them, if not all, were not the fault of the offensive line. Regardless of who is to blame it’s obvious that can’t happen again against Wyoming
“It doesn’t matter who the quarterback is, we’re gonna block our asses off,” center Kody Afusia said. “If he needs seven seconds, we’re gonna block for eight.”
Maybe it will be easier to block for a quarterback who isn’t running around so much. And, as I’ve said many times before, Taylor Graham is underrated as a guy who can pick up yards with his feet. Remember the play when he got injured against Nevada last year? It was the end of a 20-yard run for a first down. Graham was tentative early in the season last year, but was beginning to play at a good tempo when he got hurt. It may take him some time to shake off the rust again.
“There’s no difference,” offensive coordinator Jordan Wynn said, doing his best to say something but say nothing. “We want to run the football and we want to throw it around.”
As for head coach Norm Chow, he’s got some experience with switching gears with quarterbacks with varying styles.
“We went from Marc Wilson to Jim McMahon,” he said.