When to Start Your Rookie Quarterback

Mission I wanted to see what the current behavior was for NFL teams when drafting QBs and then starting those QBs. Which started fastest, which were developed longest, what was the current behavior, and should that behavior change in light of success rates seen? Methodology Since we know the NFL is ever evolving, and is becoming more of a passing league even in the last 5 years than...
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Orioles sign Matt Tuiasosopo to minor league deal

The Orioles have added some organizational depth signing Matt Tuiasosopo to a minor league deal. Tuiasosopo, 28, will report to spring training trying to land a spot on the Orioles bench. He spent 2014 playing at the Triple-A level where he produced a .240/.357/.379 line with 13 home runs and 50 RBI over 122 games. Odds are that Tuiasosopo will begin the season in the minors. He...
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Johnny Manziel is not a good fit for the Oakland Raiders

Since January 26, 2003, the Oakland Raiders have had 17 starting quarterbacks. Rich Gannon, Rick Mirer, Kerry Collins, Marques Tuiasosopo, Aaron Brooks, Andrew Walter, Josh McCown, Daunte Culpepper, JaMarcus Russell, Bruce Gradkowski, Charlie Frye, Jason Campbell, Kyle Boller, Carson Palmer, Terrelle Pryor, Matt Flynn and Matt McGloin. There has been a lack of stability under center...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Who is the best QB drafted by Silver and Black

The Oakland Raiders have a long and storied history in the NFL. From lawsuits to championships, one cannot deny the history that comes with the Silver and Black. Today we start a series looking back at the best and worst draft picks by the Raiders over the years at certain positions. Not surprisingly, we start off with the most important position in the NFL, quarterback. But in order...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

USC adds Wilcox, Tuiasosopo to Sarkisian's staff

Southern California added defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, tight ends coach Marques Tuiasosopo and offensive line coach Tim Drevno to new coach Steve Sarkisian's staff on Monday night. USC also confirmed that Clay Helton will stay with the Trojans as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Wilcox was Sarkisian's defensive coordinator at Washington for the past two...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Two former UW assistants to join USC staff

USC Coach Steve Sarkisian has already hired three former Washington assistants, and he is apparently adding two more. Marques Tuiasosopo has accepted an offer to coach tight ends at USC, the Seattle Times' Adam Jude reported Sunday night, citing multiple unnamed sources. USC also is expected to announce the hiring of defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, Jude reported, citing sources...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bishop Sanky Rumbles for Two Touchdowns to Lead Washington Over BYU in Fight Hunger Bowl

It seems like yesterday that Washington's Marques Tuiasosopo was leading the Huskies to victory on the gridiron as a player. Friday night he got a chance to do it again, but from the sideline as the interim head coach (since Steve Sarkisian left to take the USC job).Thirteen years after he did it as a player could he lead the team to victory as a coach?@cjzero/TwitterThe answer is...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington beats BYU 31-16 in Fight Hunger Bowl

Marques Tuiasosopo was doused with a Gatorade bath and carried off the field by his victorious players. More than a decade after leading Washington to a Rose Bowl win as a star quarterback, Tuiasosopo led the Huskies to a milestone bowl win to cap a tumultuous month as interim coach. ''I can't say enough about these guys,'' Tuiasosopo said. ''They wanted it and through some turmoil...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Fight Hunger Bowl Preview: BYU Cougars vs. Washington Huskies

Fight Hunger Bowl Brigham Young University Cougars(8-4) vs. University of Washington Huskies(8-4), 12/27 9:30pm ET ESPN, Line Huskies(-4.5) The biggest storyline coming out of this game is the departure of the Washington Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian to take over the University of Southern California job. Former Huskies quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo who became their quarterback...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

BYU-Washington Preview

While the departure of Steve Sarkisian has made for an eventful past couple of weeks for Washington, BYU has been stable at the top throughout an impressive run of bowl success. Interim coach Marques Tuiasosopo will try to lead the Huskies to their highest win total in 13 years, and the Cougars go for their seventh victory in eight bowl games Dec. 27 at the Fight Hunger Bowl in...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington, BYU to meet in Fight Hunger Bowl

Washington has been picked as the opponent for BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl. The Cougars locked up a bid to the Dec. 27 game in San Francisco earlier this year, and bowl officials selected the Huskies as the Pac-12 participant Sunday night. Washington went 8-4 this season before coach Steve Sarkisian left to take the job at Southern California. The Huskies hired Chris Petersen...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington names Tuiasosopo interim head coach for bowl game

Washington selected former quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo as their interim head coach on Wednesday for the Huskies' upcoming bowl game after Steve Sarkisian left to take the head coaching job at USC. Washington athletic director Scott Woodward announced the decision following an afternoon team meeting. Tuiasosopo was Washington's quarterbacks coach this past season and met with...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Marques Tuiasosopo will coach Washington in bowl game

With Steve Sarkisian leaving Washington for USC the Huskies need a head coach for their upcoming bowl game. Enter former quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo. The 34-year-old Tuiasosopo is in his first year as the quarterbacks coach at Washington and now will take on a larger role. “I’m humbled and so honored. It’s a great, incredible honor to lead my alma mater in a bowl game. We...
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington selects Tuiasosopo as interim coach

Washington has selected Marques Tuiasosopo as their interim head coach for the Huskies' upcoming bowl game after Steve Sarkisian left to take the head coaching job at USC. Washington athletic director Scott Woodward announced the decision on Wednesday afternoon. Tuiasosopo was Washington's quarterbacks coach this past season and met with Woodward on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Tuiasosopo...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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