Dude Miles went to the National Championship last year without using Mett anytime significant. He would not have been fired without Mettenberger.
how can you possibly say Mett saved Miles' job?
I'm talking about the situation prior to last year, during the 2010 season. Crowton was on his way out, Jefferson and Lee had been rotating during the season and were the only scholarship QB's on the roster. With the following season being their last, the only QB committed at the time was Rivers, who was seen as a project. They had struck out on other QB recruits. Randall fell into their lap after signing day, but isn't really a fit at qb in this system.
At that point in time I wasn't sure he would survive without something out of the ordinary happening, i.e. a Mettenberger sitting in JUCO. It may not have been this season, who knows. Fortunately they landed him, buying time to build back depth through recruiting, which looks promising at the moment.
This post was edited on 12/5 at 3:23 pm