A far cry from the deer-in-the-headlights freshman who McElwain and Nussmeier threw out on the field ill prepared and ill supported.
It was way better than that, they brought in a raw prospect who had no OC or QB coach in high school red-shirted him to prepare him ostensibly because Jack Del Rio's kid and his JV arm were fine because a dog can be a QB, then brought in a grad transfer who didn't remotely fit the system, when said bad fit turned out not to fit they went back to the raw kid and started him, at the first sign of adversity pulled him, threw him under the bus when the bad fit didn't perform because he was a bad fit because it couldn't possibly have been bad coaching, benched him again for the JV QB because he was "not prepared" after 20 months of their tutelage, then said it was a preparation and confidence thing as the year wound down and McGoober made shit up so he could escape the mess he'd made. You can't make this stuff up.
This is my favorite part in multiple ways: Mullen is just starting his 2nd calendar year with Franks. The foggy bottom boys had him for 2.
“I think there are some key components for our football team that aren't playing for us right now. And we're very thin in some areas. And it is what it is. I'm not making excuses, that's just the facts, and it's real. I think we've got a good staff and I think that we've got a really good football team. They're fighting their butt off this Saturday, first of all, and heading into spring. And I'm excited about that. I'm excited about this Saturday and our guys getting out and competing again."