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WATCH: Low, late hit has taken Hilinski out of the game

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5 hours ago, Longhaul said:

He was already wearing the brace, but not sure why

The brace was more a precautionary move than anything else. The trainers did not feel "give" in Hilinski's knee, but he was obviously dealing with pain. Hilinski didn't resort to a crutch, but had a trainer by his side the rest of the game to give him a shoulder to lean on, so I guess that trainer was basically a crutch, lol.

But Coach Muschamp was pretty obvious in his efforts after the game in the various post-game pressers and interviews he did, to say that Ryan was fine, and that they took Ryan out of the game not because he was too injured to keep playing, but that his mobility was so compromised that Ryan wasn't able to defend himself against any further possible damage from all the hits he was taking.

But in the end, that may not be much better or any different than, we need to wait for the MRI tests like crowcutta stated above, to know more. I'm hoping that it's just a mild-ish sprain that can heal relatively quickly, and not be season-ending. Regardless, I'd be surprised if Hilinski will be able to play next week against Florida, even in best-case scenario.....

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We need him against UF, but it is just one game. The overall season and his health and career should be priority one.

A quick call needs to be made so we can get Joyner (and Urich) ready if Hilinski can't go. I have been a fan of Joyner since he committed and think that he can be a good QB if we tweak the system to fit his (and Urich's) talents. I still think that we can take UF down if we run the ball well, get pressure on their QB, and Joyner is comfortable with what we ask him to do.

 

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1 hour ago, Ace Dilcock said:

We need him against UF, but it is just one game. The overall season and his health and career should be priority one.

A quick call needs to be made so we can get Joyner (and Urich) ready if Hilinski can't go. I have been a fan of Joyner since he committed and think that he can be a good QB if we tweak the system to fit his (and Urich's) talents. I still think that we can take UF down if we run the ball well, get pressure on their QB, and Joyner is comfortable with what we ask him to do.

 

I saw some unconfirmed chatter that they were hoping to get Hilinski into an MRI last night right after the team arrived in Columbia. I would think it reasonable to assume that this would be the case. Even if team doctors weren't available, which I'll bet they were, I'm pretty sure Ryan's parents would have taken him to any MRI available last night and got the ball rolling with the doctors. They were there to meet Ryan and the team when the buses came home.

I also think it's safe to assume that the coaches are hoping for the best with Ryan however I'm confident that they will be moving forward as if Ryan will be unavailable for the UF game until the doctors tell them otherwise. I wouldn't be surprised if the 1st thing the coaches did when they got back to their offices was to pull the "Dak is the QB" binders off the shelf and took them home last night for review before meetings today.

Hoping for the best for Ryan that his leg is nothing more than a bruise, sprain, etc. with a quick recovery time. He did appear to be in very good spirits and was one of the 1st players off the bus when they got home. There's a video floating around of the arrival.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Ace Dilcock said:

We need him against UF, but it is just one game. The overall season and his health and career should be priority one.

A quick call needs to be made so we can get Joyner (and Urich) ready if Hilinski can't go. I have been a fan of Joyner since he committed and think that he can be a good QB if we tweak the system to fit his (and Urich's) talents. I still think that we can take UF down if we run the ball well, get pressure on their QB, and Joyner is comfortable with what we ask him to do.

 

Excellent points.   Joyner will be successful playing his style.  

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It wasn’t a dirty play.  Player got tripped up flying to the ball.  

Would rather see Ulrich at QB.  Joyner consistently throws screens behind the runner instead of leading him.  Can’t have that.  His arm strength is questionable too.  It appears he hast to overthrow to try and get some zip on the ball which might be causing his accuracy issues. Perhaps we can bring him in as a wildcat quarterback.  Ulrich can really fly too.  His legs might be a weapon as well. 

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1 hour ago, Mr Ed said:

It wasn’t a dirty play.  Player got tripped up flying to the ball.  

Would rather see Ulrich at QB.  Joyner consistently throws screens behind the runner instead of leading him.  Can’t have that.  His arm strength is questionable too.  It appears he hast to overthrow to try and get some zip on the ball which might be causing his accuracy issues. Perhaps we can bring him in as a wildcat quarterback.  Ulrich can really fly too.  His legs might be a weapon as well. 

I totally agree with your assessment of Dak Joyner.  I think he is pretty good at managing a game if you do not ask too much of him.  He is far behind Jake Bentley and Ryan Hillinski in QB knowledge of total game plan.  I think Jay Ulrich would be a better passer and he is a whole lot taller than Dak Joyner and Jay U can fly.  Dak Joyner is also nursing a leg injury and at times appears to be limping?  I will give Dak Joyner credit in how he did manage to keep USC in the game without a costly turnover, but he is a liability as a passer and I only hope he can get better.

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