The simple answer is the coaches messed up at Cooper. They already had one of the best qbs in nky. You say you see a lot of promise from the new QB but look at numbers.
#5 (sophomore yr)
89 per game
9 tds 17 int
#7 (sophomore yr)
101 per game
12 tds 6 int.
750 (on the ground)
Now looking at these numbers who has more potential? It looks like there where other motives involved in that decision. I want to make it clear I'm not trying to attack the new Qb but these are just facts. I don't think it's the kids fault he just wasn't ready.
On top of that the coaches ran off three starters this year. Which means three of your top 11 guys because Cooper plays there starters both ways. What's the excuse for that?
When the kids would rather quit then play for the coaching staff then there's a problem and it's not the kids. It's time for Coopers head coach to go but it's not gone happen because who would stop there self from collecting two checks even if it was for the better.