Heupel’s been doing this more than a day…through the years. You don’t assume everyone stays after a starter’s named…quite the opposite. You add to the room before that happens or you end up like UGA in previous seasons…hoping a Daniels picks you so you can make it to Vandagriff. That DECISION isn’t a coronation of who you bring in…they still have to earn it. Milton deciding to join up only puts him in the room to compete for the starting. Your thought process skips a lot between A and B…and runs off the highway before you get to C. Heupel doesn’t KNOW if the other QB’s or “as good” as Milton…or if Milton is any good at all. That’s what the next month is for. Quit writing the sequel before your first chapter.
It's not encouraging to borrow your metaphor..... to not even have the first chapter ready, to not have a QB emerge for this particular offense by mid July. As others have noted, Milton was brought in after watching Spring practice and I'll note that our defense could use all the help it can get....... but we got another QB.
Yet, here at VN we're predicting 7 - 8 - 9 wins??? We lack a clear leader at the most important position on this team which has a completely new coaching staff, a completely different offensive scheme, and a fast tempo that places a lot of pressure on that leader.
Slice it up however you want but bringing Milton into the room means Heupel felt the QB position needed someone more than the defense needed someone. Just look at this team before Milton arrived....... and would you have thought, "yeah, let's get another QB. We're solid enough in the defensive secondary."