Was at game yesterday and several fans at the same time groaned when Chiles came in with 11 minutes left in 4th quarter and Texas up only 42-14. Personally, I felt Colt should of stayed in game as Texas had ball ready to score and he had a chance to have 6 td passes and put us up near 50 points (style points for both team and Colt). But Mack does not run up score ( I do not think that is running up score) AND Colt had been hit hard several times during the first half AND Kansas was coming up next week. In fact, during the second quarter, I was watching the sideline and thought Colt may be hurt and would not return after one of those hits from a Baylor blitz.
So, Chiles come in with 11 minutes left and the coaching staff does not call plays like they would with Colt - meaning no passing. Reminded me of Fred Akers - run, run, run, run. Come on, 11 minutes left in game and we are not blowing Baylor out of the stadium - 42 points on offense. I do not think Chiles threw a pass yesterday and he was in several situations (like 2nd and 9) that Colt WOULD throw a pass. Is that how to prepare the backup QB? If he is going to be the 2nd team QB and be one play (Colt hurt) from being the starter, how does anyone (including Chiles) know that he can run this offense?
With the anticipated 6' 4' freshman Gilbert coming in next year as QB and after again watching Chiles yesterday, I think coaches need to speak with Chiles and discuss other options on the team. I know, he wants to be a QB but John Chiles WILL NOT BE a pro QB and he had the athletic skills to play at the next level. So what will he do, sit behind Colt again next year all year and hope to start his senior year? Man, afater watching Chiles, I would much rather see Gilbert or another freshman QB (or redshirt feshman QB) that has been mentored by Colt be our starting QB (like Colt was by Vince). Frankly, I do not trust Chiles decision making and ball handling skills as the QB!
So what is the answer? How about working Chiles into a tight end or receiver position? He has the athletic ability to be a game changer when he is on the field.
Any thoughts on this? Would appreciate hearing other opinions.