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This is clearly in Justin Thomas’ favor. He has had two years of watching and learning head coach Paul Johnson’s offense, and has game experience against conference opponents. You can talk about stats and different metrics all day long, but there is no substitute for actual snaps in a game.
Jordan doesn’t have the advantage of having been around an offense like the triple-option, so the learning curve is going to be an obstacle for him. But he will be able to study the offense and be able to practice with the team in the spring, which will give him some necessary reps once fall practice arrives.