The next step in Drew Lock’s development: learning to read defenses better. It was at the heart of his struggles against South Carolina. Uh, well, that, and his receivers dropped too many damn passes.

It’s always funny finding yourself trying to critique a QB for his mistakes — and to be sure, Lock made a couple of really bad ones last Saturday — while also acknowledging that if his receivers caught his catchable passes, his stat line would have been just fine. I know this is hard because Josh Heupel struggles with it, too.
“A quarterback, in part, is only as good as the 10 other guys around him. At the same time, the quarterback has to be good enough to make up for the 10 other guys,” Heupel said. “I know I’m talking out of both sides of my mouth right now, but that’s how it all comes together.


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