August 30, 2008

Richardson taking the lead in QB race?

At the conclusion of spring practice, offensive coordinator Jimbo Fsiher insisted there were three quarterbacks that had a shot at the starting job. While his pronouncement that Drew Weatherford, Christian Ponder and D'Vontrey Richardson were all equal and that the winner would be decided during August practices, nobody gave Richardson a legitimate shot.

That is no longer the case.

Shortly after preseason practices began, it became apparent that neither Weatherford nor Ponder were jumping out to any sort of a lead. Meanwhile, Richardson has continued to improve by leaps and bounds and has been drawing most of the raves from the coaching staff. In fact, based on the recent scrimmages and comments from coaches and players, an argument can be made that the sophomore signal-caller may have pulled ahead in the competition.

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