Hudson Card not going down quietly
Entering the third day of fall practice, it doesn’t feel like we’re much closer to having a starting quarterback named for the regular season opener. Texas is still seeing the likes of junior quarterback Hudson Card duke it out with redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers a few weeks ahead of the regular season opener...
Card is getting the first-team reps to start off fall practice so far this week while Ewers mixes in with the twos and then the ones later on.
Yet, the fact that Card is taking more of the first-team reps at the outset of fall camp over Ewers is still pretty surprising to some degree. It felt like Ewers had the momentum in the quarterback competition over Card at the conclusion of spring ball.
[W]e should note that the more experienced of the two signal-callers getting the first-team reps is completely in line with Sark’s thinking this week.
More and more position battles will be decided as certain players step up in the next couple of weeks of fall practice. There’s no reason to expect anything different at the quarterback position.
It looks like Ewers and Card are both more confident in their throws down the field and to the sidelines than they were in spring ball, which is a good sign.
The main difference between these two... appears to be the decision-making and footwork. Card has shown some pretty massive strides in terms of his footwork and movement within the pocket. And he looks to hold the edge in these regards over Ewers at the outset of camp.
We all know the insane arm talent that Ewers brings to the table. And we’re getting to see some of those crazy arm angles and throws that he can make that really set him apart as a top talent at the quarterback position.
Thus, we’re left with the question as to whether Card’s increasing pocket awareness and improving footwork can give him a big enough edge to push Ewers for the starting job coming out of fall camp.
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A good look at the difference in arm slot for both Quinn Ewers and Hudson Card. Same route, throw, distance for fwiw