Re: Stephen Hill
Week 6 vs. Maryland
(I watched this game).
Good blocking by Hill on 3 running plays to his side in Tech's first series.
On 3rd and 5, they scored as the QB scrambled to the outside.
Hill had ran a good slant and had seperation from the CB with a double move and fought off the jam quickly, but the QB already decided to run.
On a run play, Hill ran a good post route, taking away both the CB and the safety.
3rd and 11) Washington, T. pass complete to Hill, S. for 16 yards to the 50 yardline, 1ST DOWN GT, out-of-bounds (Chism).
Right slot receiver ran a short hook @ 7yd
Wide-out Hill lined up just inside the numbers and ran some kind of a seam route (can't see cleraly downfield).
As the QB was chased toward the side line, Hill adjusted and came back toward the side line and caught the ball as if it was a deep out but come back (due to adjustment) type of pass for 16 yards.
Hill must have pressed the CB pretty hard to be able to get that much seperation as he came back toward the sideline for the ball.
(1st and 10) Washington, T. pass incomplete to Hill, S..
Hill lined up outside the numbers and ran an deep outside route;
he stemmed slightly to the inside to move the CB, giving himself plenty of room along the side line (some 6 yards or so) and he had more than a step on the LCB.
The pass was thrown behind and to the inside.
(A correct throw should have been long and to the outside.)
LCB was able to put a hand up in front of the pass; enough to distract Hill from catching the ball.
Some may attempt call this a drop ball; but that won't be my opinion.
It was just a poorly-thrown pass.
Hill had more than a step on the receiver and all the room to the outside.