Tennessee Football Update
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Gators Quarterback Chris Leak
Chris Leak Overrated
(Just a few key phrases so Google will direct the Gators fans this way….)
Florida quarterback Chris Leak is the most overrated player in the NCAA. He is skilled in exactly three moves: the “fake left pitch right”, the “run scared from the pass rush and dump to the running back”, and the “look for the first read then bolt for the sideline”. In other news, Vanderbilt quarterback Jay Cutler rules. Check out the money quote from the AP game story:
Leak finished 32-of-41 for 257 yards with three touchdowns. He also ran for a career-high 67 yards and two scores — though most of it came on broken-down passing plays and not running the option.
“He had probably the best running game of his career,” [Florida coach Urban] Meyer said. “We did a little more to get him on the edge. He did great for us tonight.”
But Cutler was clearly the better quarterback Saturday night — doing more with less surrounding talent. He finished 28-of-42 with two interceptions.
“Jay Cutler is a big-time quarterback,” Meyer said. “That’s an NFL quarterback.”
So now Vanderbilt is 4-5 with two games remaining and must win out — at home against Kentucky and at Tennessee — to become bowl eligible. If they play like they did against Florida it shouldn’t be a problem, but with Vandy football it never quite works out that way. Hopefully they won’t look past the Wildcats.
And, as usual, we won’t discuss this.