Dirk Koetter obviously decided to get a head-start on choking by selecting Keller as starting QB on seniority, and then Carpenter on the basis of talent / player revolt / better hair day / whatever. I appreciated that sometimes it’s a good idea to admit a mistake, but perhaps waiting or giving Keller a chance to botch it might have been a little less sad. This way it looks indecisive rather than ruthless but fair.
As for the SC offense, botched snaps under simulated crowd noise and only improving results against the scout team defense don’t paint an encouraging picture. I shall be interested to see how they pick up the pace over the next couple of weeks. Arkansas may not be a top 5 team, but they won’t be total patsies either.