Message to Matt Fink

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  1. Message to Matt Fink
    Canyon

    Canyon Junior Member


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    Howzit Matt, Hope you see this post and message. Cheer up young man, keep your head up high. You’re a very good QB and the team is lucky to have you. You did not lose the game, the team did. Washington is a very tough place to play. Study the game tape and see how you can improve. From what I saw, make quicker reads, make faster decisions, react faster and run if passing lanes are not there. You’re a great runner. Use your feet. Most of all Relax and take deep breaths after each play…

    Look, you played great in the Utah game. That Matt Fink was-confident, fearless, made excellent decisions and your mechanics were very good. You had the Eye of the Tiger mind set.

    The next two weeks practice hard. Do your thing, play natural. Like your coach, CGH said, play your game and tear up the field. Most of us believe in your game and like you as our QB. You’re a very good QB and outstanding Trojan…

    Fight on Matt Fink
     
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  2. nvargas

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    I'd love to see an offense that could take more advantage of Fink's skillset (mobility, running ability, touch-passes), but the problem is he's the last scholly QB on the roster for now. We're not exactly going to throw a bunch of Option plays and risk injury.

    I love the Option wrinkle many teams are adding, especially for 3rd & shorts, but he won't last a game doing that.

    Fink is not designed to run an AR. An AR is all about throwing, being able to make all the throws, making the right reads...that's not Matt's strength. He's not a pure-passer. He does not yet have the skill to drop balls into tight spaces, with pace.

    Harrel needs to design an offense to take advantage of a balanced offense with Stepp and using the TE's more. This is what every other successful OC does when bringing in a fresh QB. Don't put it all on the new QB to win the game.
     
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  3. GoSC27!

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    Probably a moot point as Slovis will come back and take the helm. Helton has said that you cannot lose your starting job if you go down with an injury!
    Fight On!
     
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    We will see if Graham can coach up Kedon, but better get Matt ready
     
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    Matt is a true Trojan.
    His mobility is great for the poor protection.
    It would be nice if Harrell heard of QB keepers.
    Yes, Matt is not a good passer as Daniels or Slovis.
    But he is a gamer.
     
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    Great coaches design the offense around the skill set of the players. Other coaches try to change the players to run what offense they've always had.
     
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    A offense that is easy to run is also easy to defend especially when you are only using 3 guys (Pittman, Vaughns, Amon RA) for 90% of your passing offense. Just Drop six that's 6 against 3. Easy money all day for the defense.
     
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    I don’t know many great coaches that are so good in their first year with a program that they can design an offense in a week around their third string QB. Get grip already
     
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  9. Wolfpack4SC

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    As it should be.
     
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    It's cute and all that we think Fink is a fighter and that other stuff, but fact is he's not a good QB at this level.

    He lost the game. He threw for 163 yds with 3 INT.

    The Utah game he just threw it up and the receivers came down with it. When he's in trouble he likes to just throw it up for grabs.

    We can give him props for the positive things about him but don't lie and blame everybody else. He's a Junior and has had plenty of time in practice to throw against D1 athlete and coverages.

    I like Finks attitude. However, he's defeated. His body language during and post game is very clear.
     
  11. nvargas

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    Don't bullshit the kid, give it to him straight and give him a chance to fix his deficiencies. Don't snowball him and tell him he has all the tools. I'm sure he already knows this.
     
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    And to make it clear, Fink thinks he's a #1 QB. No excuses for being the 3rd. They all had enough time before the season to prepare to be the #1.
     
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    I'll tell you what even adequate coaches don't do, toss the kid against a well-coached team and have him throw into 6 defenders. Instead of pounding the ball and letting your stable of RB's carry the load, asking your 3rd string QB to throw a timing slant route on the 5 yard line, where the defense is condensed.

    It's pretty simple, put your team in the best position to win, don't ask the 3rd stringer to do more than he can.
     
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    Sometimes it takes actually being slapped in the face to know. I think there are certain things in your game that one could say a player can improve on if they do a little more studying or more playing time, etc. There are others that can't be improved because a player is already at their max.
     
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    And go back to the bench next week
     
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    That was a ridiculous call...... Especially when they couldnt tackle Stepp.....
     
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  17. nvargas

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    Have you ever coached a kid by NOT allowing them to do what they "LIKE"? Force them to do things they're not comfortable with? Teach a kid to dribble w/ his left hand only, to get better at that?

    Why didn't they prepare Fink for how UW was going to obviously defend against him? I knew they were going to basically play prevent and wait for the picks. Why not force him to check-down in practice, make the tighter throws, practice the short game? Take what the defense gives you.

    In golf, how do you force a player to focus on his irons? Put a bunker at 250 yds, dogleg the hole at 200 yds. Force the shorter shot. Take away his driver.
     
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    I coached youth basketball for several years and no matter how many times you practice dribbling with your left hand only a few get it right even by the end of the season. Others come in and do it the first day- these are your starters. The majority you can coach and get them marginally better but they will always be support players.

    Somebody posted before the game that Fink was an interception machine in practice leading up to the season. It seems like there may have been something to that and he still hasn’t learned to dribble with his left hand yet. You have to be able to dribble with both hands if you want to play good basketball just like you have to avoid throwing interceptions if you’re going to be a good quarterback.
     
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  19. FTFO/USC

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    Haha I thought the sentiment was nice and all but the OP and all 12 or 12 of the people who liked the post fell for Clay's continual lowering of the SC standard. Fink's been in Clay's program for what 4 years now... spare me the "you did good buddy". Matt's a good dude, we all agree, like we all agree Clay is a good guy, but this is USC.

    And hell no he didn't play good against Utah. Throwing it up and praying someone in C&G came down with it is NOT playing well! Did the same thing against Wash. and what happened??

    And to the idiots suggesting QB keepers and that Fink should use his mobility... how dense are you really? You want your 3rd string QB, whose backed up by a converted walkon safety, to take hits? Matt, if you do read the OP's post, please dont take his advice. We're gonna need you if we're getting above .500 this year. Fight On, Fink!
     
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    I just thought his lack of experience was glaring.
     

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