I am #TeamBuechele. Love both of them though. Here is why I pick Shane:
1. I haven't seen anything in these two games that makes me think Sam is that much of a better runner. I keep seeing that is the reason to start him but I just haven't seen anything for me to think he's that much better than Shane in this sense. Not saying it isn't in there. I just haven't seen it.
2. I want the QB to be able to get rid of the ball quickly and accurately with this O-line. That is Shane. He has appeared to be far more accurate than what I have seen from Sam so far. He can also get through those progressions quicker than Sam.
3. I just can't get out of my head how bad our offense was for 55 minutes last game. in 12 possessions the offense accounted for 3 points, 3 turnovers, and only 178 yards. Now, a LOT goes into that being so bad. It isn't on Ehlinger. I just think if Shane is in there we complete a few more of those short passes on 1st and 2nd down that make it easier on 3rd down.
4. All this goes out of the window if Buechele is still not healthy. Sam needs to start until Shane is fully good to go! I don't want him playing hurt like most of last year. Ehlinger is a lot better than Swoopes and not a huge drop off to the backup. Keep Shane healthy.