Thrown to the wolves?! LOL. I guess Mason Fine and Scott Hall got thrown to the wolves, as well? Those guys had similar practice time experience, but from the first step they took onto the field in their first ever game (both in game 1 of their true freshman seasons) you KNEW they had something.
Gunnel and Ruder have both looked off, for whatever reason. Could Ruder be better today than he was a year ago? Sure. Could Gunnel be better than 2-3 weeks ago? Sure. What I said is from what I saw of them both on the field---which is a tiny fraction of the amount of time that the actual paid coaches have seen of them.
Having said that, if Aune throws another pick 6 to start the next game he very well could be benched and everyone here will get their wish. He will have deserved that benching. I just don't think we're going to get much from any of the guys backing him up. Hope we don't have to find out, and if we do that I'm wrong.
Well it is guaranteed to be on National TV and the winner receives a very nice check. So to me it seems like actually winning one would be something we would really want to do. Especially since we have only won THREE is 100+ years of football.