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Old 11-26-2018, 10:06 AM   #1
 
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Meet Chase Fourcade, a college quarterback trying to live up to more than a name

The workout is supposed to last 45 minutes, but Chase Fourcade makes it last 1 hour, 20 minutes because everything has to be perfect.
To complete a pass is not good enough. It has to be thrown so that only the receiver can get a hand on it. Any deep ball not to the outside shoulder has to be redone.
Only after he makes the proper throw can he let himself move on to the next drill.
Part of that approach comes from having an Uncle John who set all kinds of passing records at Ole Miss and later played for the New Orleans Saints. And from having a father, Keith, who followed John and played linebacker at Ole Miss and for a brief stay with the Saints.
The Fourcade name means something in New Orleans football circles. Chase doesn't want to let them down.
That's one reason Nicholls State's junior quarterback wants to be perfect.



Rob Christophel could see it in Chase's slumped shoulders. Sometimes after a failed third-down throw. Or an interception. The Colonels offensive coordinator sees how Chase won't let go of the bad plays.
Jay Roth didn't see it quite as much. But then Chase didn't lose many high school games at Rummel. The Roth-coached Raiders reached two state championship games and won one during Chase's three seasons as a starter.
His Nicholls teammates see it every day.
Kendall Bussey had been around the third-year college quarterback for only a few weeks this summer after the running back transferred from Texas A&M when he described his new teammate as a perfectionist. If Chase does something wrong, Chase would say "Coach, let me do it again."
"He's pretty hard on himself," Bussey said.
Chase says he's getting better. He's learning to let go of bad plays and move onto the next one. It's what his coaches always have told him, starting with his dad and uncle and continuing on through Roth and Christophel and Nicholls head coach Tim Rebowe.
But there's another side to that quest for precision.
Chase decided before his sophomore season he would take it upon himself to know each position like it was his own. He attuned himself to blocking assignments. He understood not only what was expected of the wideouts, but also how to better put them in position to catch passes.
Chase put that knowledge to use when he told wideout Damion Jeanpiere Jr. to go 14 steps instead of 11 or 12 before he cut to the corner of the end zone for what turned out to be a touchdown pass in the 2017 season opener against McNeese State. Chase saw how the cornerback was defending the receiver. He knew it would work.
The pass went over the outside shoulder. Perfection.


Chase had always wanted to go to Power 5 school. But in the end, he elected to stay home instead and honor the commitment he made during the summer before his senior season.
Now his dad jokes with older son Taylor the reason the Saints haven't selected a quarterback in recent drafts is they're waiting for 2020 because they have all the right plays for a 6-foot quarterback.
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:08 AM   #2
 
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Nicholls State earns first playoff win in 32 years: What did Chase Fourcade do?
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Best of luck to Chase & Nicholls St on Sat.
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I was a huge fan of John Fourcade. I thought he was the second coming of Archie or Bradshaw. Big, strong, athletic, with a strong arm. Why isnt Chase playing for the Tigers? Transfer?
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I was a huge fan of John Fourcade. I thought he was the second coming of Archie or Bradshaw. Big, strong, athletic, with a strong arm. Why isnt Chase playing for the Tigers? Transfer?
From what I'm reading, he wasn't heavily recruited by Div I A programs.
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