Tag:Trick Shot Quarterback
Posted on: August 22, 2011 12:44 pm
Edited on: August 23, 2011 8:41 am

Nebrich, McEntee closing in on UConn starting job

Posted by Chip Patterson

Connecticut enters the season returning seven offensive starters from the squad that gave the program its first BCS bowl berth last season. But one huge question mark for the Huskies going into the 2011 season is the quarterback position.

New head coach Paul Pasqualoni did not name a starting quarterback at the end of spring practice, letting freshman Michael Nebrich, walk-on junior Johnny McEntee, sophomore Michael Box, and redshirt freshman Scott McCummings all compete for the job over the summer and into fall camp. With just ten days until the Huskies' season opener against Fordham, it looks like McEntee and Nebrich are starting to separate themselves from the competition.

Desmond Conner, of The Hartford Courant, writes that the two quarterbacks have been the most consistent in camp and - more importantly - have been getting the most reps with the first-team offense. McEntee, known by many as "Trick Shot Johnny" after his impressive YouTube video went viral, is a traditional pocket passer whose accuracy in camp has lived up to his video fame. Nebrich, on the other hand, was a touted dual-threat quarterback out of Virginia who opted to graduate high school a semester early to enroll at Connecticut in January. Conner writes that Pasqualoni has not ruled out the possibility of rotating two quarterbacks, and if he decides to Nebrich and McEntee should compliment each other well.

Just for the heck of it, here's Trick Shot Johnny one more time (over 6 million views and counting)

Posted on: February 22, 2011 11:07 am
Edited on: February 22, 2011 11:07 am

Another trick shot QB looks for his 15 minutes

Posted by Chip Patterson

Everyone hopes for their chance at fame, and few backup quarterbacks have gotten attention like Connecticut's Johnny McEntee.  McEntee recently lit up the interwebs with his trick shot compilation video.  Currently the video has hit 4.8 million views, so Johnny Mac might be on to something here.

So here come the impersonators.  I have no problem with replication, or trying to improve the product.  But Monmouth quarterback Alex Tanney gets advertised in his YouTube video as "even better than Johnny Mac."  While many of Tanney's throws are impressive, I fail to see the difference between these videos and something that would be put together by Dude Perfect.  Is it cool? Absolutely.  But does it display actual quarterbacking prowess?  Not entirely.  Which is why it was so silly that a radio host recently asked McEntee why he wasn't the starting quarterback.

So it's the battle of the trick shot quarterback.  Who do you think is more impressive?  Monmouth's Alex Tanney or Connecticut's Johnny McEntee?  Let us know in the comments section below.

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