Nach dem Motto ‚Doppelt hält besser‘ werden sich die beiden Amis den Platz ‚under center‘ teilen.

Mit Paul Troth (25, ECU – University of Eastern Carolina [Pirates] – Conference USA) und Carl Bonnell (24, University of Washington [Huskies] – Pacific 10 Conference), sollten die Hohenemser ihre fast schon traditionellen Sorgen auf der Spielmacherposition für diese Saison mehr als nur im Griff haben.

Das Duo kann man nicht gerade als Football-Leichtgewichte abtun, haben beide auch eine erfolgreiche Karriere an einem US-Top-College hinter sich. Blue-Devils-Manager Stefan Schubert erklärt den tieferen Sinn hinter zwei Quarterbacks erklärt.

Der Bessere wird spielen
‚Beide Burschen haben einen vernünftigen Coaching-Background, was mir besonders wichtig war‘, sagt Schubert. ‚Sie werden hier also auch als Coaches integriert. Bei dem Pech heuer, Ryan Mitch hat sich ja verletzt, haben wir uns dann gesagt wir holen zur Sicherheit zwei Quarterbacks. Der Bessere der beiden wird dann starten. Bei der Qualität der Spieler kann man außerdem mit Gewissheit davon ausgehen, dass jeder von ihnen nicht nur auf der Quarterback-Position gut aussehen kann. Je nachdem wie es sich von den Import-Plätzen ausgeht, werden wir vielleicht auch beide Spieler gleichzeitig bringen können.‘ (Anm.: Im EFAF-Cup sind nur drei Legionäre erlaubt).

Auf die Frage ob die Devils heuer Spielzüge mit zwei Quarterbacks andenken musste Schubert lachen und meinte lediglich, dass das an sich nichts Verbotenes sei. Ob wir den Ex-Giant & Neo-Emser damit auf eine neue Idee gebracht haben? Die Vikings II zeigten im Vorjahr in der Division I Spielzüge mit zwei QBs. Mit durchschlagendem Erfolg.

Carl Bonnell stellt sich vor
Hello, my name is Carl Bonnell and I have recently completed my senior season at the University of Washington.

I have two videos i like to show. The first is a highlight of the 2006 Apple Cup vs. Washington State University, where I threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns in an upset victory.

The second video is a post game report this year after a tribulant Oregon State game in which I came in the second half trailing by 16 and throw for 233 yards and two touchdowns to fall just short of beating the best defense in the Pac-10 conference.

The style of football we run what our coaches like to call a ‚Spread-Coast Offense. If you haven’t heard that term before it is a mix between Spread and west Coast offenses and is a similar system to what West Virginia and Oregon use. A athletic quarterback in shotgun running read-zones and read-options along with spreading the defense out and throwing the ball downfield (gun with 4 wide’s). I’ve also ran the Power-l and west Coast offenses. In my five+ years of college I have studied under three different Offensive Coordinators so I understand different systems and can adapt quickly.

I understand my role also as a coach and promoter of American Football. Long term I hope to be able to run football camps and become an Offensive Coordinator at the High School level in the U.S. I have been playing football for 16 years and feel I can teach a lot about playing all aspects of football.

Personally I am 24 and have been married to my High School sweetheart for two years now. My wife, Katie, will be coming with me over to Europe tor the season. I know most imports probably don’t come over with a wife so if this causes any issues please let me know and we can work around it. .
My first interest to play in Europe came two years ago when my brother Raymond coached the Defensive Line for the Swarco Raiders in Innsbruck, Austria. He really enjoyed his time there and is currently seeking to Coach/Play in Europe once he is done with his Master’s program in March.

Über Paul Troth
6′- 5” 225 LBS.
East Carolina Conference USA

2006 Tampa Bay Storm Arena League
Currently an Offensive Assistant Coach at East Carolina University

2004 (Senior) Transferred to Liberty University. Started 6 games, passing for 694 yards (57 of 117). ECU 2001- 2003
ECU’s 7th all-time career passing leader and finished 7th in career completions. Coached by Steve Logan, ECU head coach 1992-2002.
2003 (Junior). Saw limited action under new head coach John Thompson (ECU 2003-2004, W-3, L21) who ran an option offense. Had ECU’s longest pass play of season, 64 yards, against Southern Miss. (15 of 24 for 198 yards).
2002 (Sophomore) Starting quarterback in all 12 games …Finished the season ranked 10th on ECU career passing yardage list (2,320)….Ranked 57th in the nation in pass completions, averaging 14.8 per game, and was also 76th in total offense (175.4 ypg). Finished with eighth-most season passing yards (2,315) in ECU history… Completed 177 of 359 passes (49.3percent) for 2,315 yards and 15 touchdowns. Became just the 10th ECU quarterback to pass for more than 2,000 yards in a season … Had sixth-most single-game passing yards in ECU history with 369 (22 of 33) at Houston on Nov. 9 … Had 13th-best passing game in school history with 339 yards against South Florida. Completed 21 of 41 for 273 yards and two touchdowns at Wake Forest… Completed 23 of 33 for 207 yards at West Virginia … Only significant action missed came at UAB, when he suffered a concussion in the second quarter. 2001 (Freshman) Saw immediate playing time as a true freshman…David Garrard’s backup at quarterback. Enrolled at ECU a semester early in order to participate in 2001 spring practice. Was the No. 12 rated high school senior quarterback in the nation by Rivals and Student Sports Elite 11. Compiled 6,929 passing yards during his prep career, sixth most in NC state history.


# 7. Paul Troth 2001-03 432 212 16 2,700
# 7. Paul Troth 2001-03 212 432 16 2,700
# 8. Paul Troth 2002 359 177 15 2,315
# 7. Paul Troth 2002 177 359 15 2,315
# 6. 369 33-22 Paul Troth Houston Nov. 9, 2002
# 13. 339 46-25 Paul Troth S. Florida Oct. 19, 2002

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