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Postby Charleston Pony » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:24 pm

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Re: Josh McCown

Postby DanFreibergerForHeisman » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:27 am

He sure has had an amazing and interesting career path!
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Re: Josh McCown

Postby Charleston Pony » Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:13 pm

Josh has been the definition of a "journeyman QB", that's for sure. I know he spent a little time with the Carolina Panthers but don't remember him playing much. Apparently he liked what he saw in the Charlotte area and I did not realize he had moved to the town just to the west of where I now live and helped coach at one of the high schools in a very affluent suburb of Charlotte.

As I recall, his dad was a H.S. coach so no surprise if he spends the rest of his career coaching football at some level. He's aiming high, that's for sure.
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Re: Josh McCown

Postby Vitale » Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:18 pm

DanFreibergerForHeisman wrote:He sure has had an amazing and interesting career path!

Sure has. It's still amazing how he was yo-yo'ed in and out of the lineup, ultimately leading to his transfer.
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Re: Josh McCown

Postby Charleston Pony » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:14 pm

Vitale wrote:
DanFreibergerForHeisman wrote:He sure has had an amazing and interesting career path!

Sure has. It's still amazing how he was yo-yo'ed in and out of the lineup, ultimately leading to his transfer.


Cavan was tough on him, that's for sure. Will always remember a 3rd and long against Rice when Josh easily could have run to pick up the 1st down with a wide open field but instead tried to drill a mid range throw to a WR hugging the sideline (and missed, of course). Cavan just blew up on him for having pre-determined where he was going on that play. I think Josh learned from that and undoubtedly had a lot of those kind of learning experiences along the way. Might make a really good coach some day.
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Re: Josh McCown

Postby originaloverthehilltop1 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:28 am

believe it was phil bennet came in and dissed him badly, causing him to transfer to sam houston. he was better than what was on the campus the next year. hung around the nfl for several years therafter tho never hit big there. didn't have a lot of talent around him while here. i feel a sense of loyalty to the former pony.
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Re: Josh McCown

Postby mustangxc » Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:55 am

No, McCown was gone before Bennett got here. McCown played at SMU 1998-2000 and Cavan was coach from 1997-2001. It was a Cavan blunder. I believe Cavan is the worst coach in program history.
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Re: Josh McCown

Postby ponyboy » Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:55 pm

And probably still the best post DP recruiter.
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Re: Josh McCown

Postby Charleston Pony » Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:12 pm

mustangxc wrote:No, McCown was gone before Bennett got here. McCown played at SMU 1998-2000 and Cavan was coach from 1997-2001. It was a Cavan blunder. I believe Cavan is the worst coach in program history.


I wouldn't go that far. Have to remember Cavan was still operating under some academic restrictions, was the 1st coach after SMU was dropped from the SWC and did not have Ford Stadium help in recruiting. I don't think it was as much the X's and O's as it was the Jimmys and Joes. McCown was a good find but was slow developing as I recall.

Cavan won almost 40% of games he coached whereas Bennett won about 25% of his...and then there is Tom Mason who inherited a mess and at least got one win!
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Re: Josh McCown

Postby mustangxc » Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:12 pm

Cavan had the benefit of playing WAC games with SWC recruits. He was a terrible coach and is a jerk. I was ecstatic when Copeland finally got rid of him. He didn't even look the part of a football coach.
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