It will be interesting to see if this idea holds true. I might be observing the same thing yet saying it differently. I see the practice tempo is way up tempo. I know Cutcliffe used to do this and well his offenses did well. In life preparation makes a difference.
Yes practice matters, but it only matters if how you are practicing is helpful. I think that is a failure of many coaches. They also get too focused on doing it exactly their way, like every nuance, instead of the concept and then improving over time. I will be watching this coaching staff just like the last ones to see if we have signs of a winner. If we get those signs and some wins then we are onto something. Signs without the proof doesn't mean anything. Proof (again wins) without the signs don't mean either, because how do you know the person isn't getting lucky? See both signs and proof again we are onto something.
Huepel recruited Milton as a QB out of HS, and I think Huepel still wants to coach him as a QB. That's prolly why Milton came here. But a lot of HS QBs end up playing other positions in college. I would not be surprised if Milton develops into a dynamic QB for Huepel, but who knows? I would not be surprised if he didn't.
I made a comment about his hair last night. I said it's kinda goofy but somehow it's not. I'm no expert, but his expression is serious, intense and relaxed all at the same time. It'll be interesting to see how this turns out.
I and others have said this before: Back in the 60's Coach Dickey went after QBs and said they could play most positions because they had to know where everyone was on the field and that in many cases they were the best athlete on their high school team.