I am going to play the "O-L-D" card here., as I have been watching this great game of ours for 50 years now. Not really concerned on this post what others may think of this post - not to be an arrogant fool - but these are just my opinions.
Saturday afternoon, I saw a young man REALLY beginning to feel more comfortable as the centerpiece of this offense. He is Ryan Day's "mini-me" out there. Justin had the other players in the proper spots at the proper times, and the offense as a whole seemed to be running much more fluidly.
I think the comparisons to JT Barrett are valid. Prior to Saturday, they were almost mirror images of one another. Against the RedHawks, I think Justin took a major step forward to separate himself from JT.
Justin's throws were coming out on time and were a more direct line and tight spiral than JT's. For the most part, they were being placed where only our receivers could collect them. Justin was separating himself as a much more polished passer.
As a runner, Justin was showing more and more patience not to give up on plays before jettisoning the pocket. Justin is the better throwing QB than JT, so it is only natural that JT would take off sooner to maximize his talents.
And I almost hate to throw this on JT. He certainly wasn't slow, but compared to Justin, he was. I guess a good comparison would be when Han Solo is piloting the Millenium Falcon at regular speed, then he throws it into hyperdrive. JT was the Mercedes, Justin is the Ferrari.
Time will tell on the next one (as was mentioned in this thread), but JT was an incredible team leader. Maybe it will be a bit of a different style, but I am sure that Justin will find his own way to lead.
It also helps that we were playing Miami of Ohio on Saturday, and not Alabama. I got a glimpse of the potential of Justin on Saturday, and it made me sit up and say "Whoa!". I think we are on our way.