I HAD NO IDEA HOW GOOD VINCE YOUNG WAS. No idea at all.
The only time I'd ever seen him from start to finish before, as lame as this will appear, was in his sad performance against A&M. As those of you who
saw that game might guess, I was unimpressed.
Color me reformed. MY GOD. I can't really compare him to Flutie, so I can't really call him the best "roll-out" QB I've ever seen. And in the same
way, it's hard to call him--or Flutie, after what I saw tonight--"the best combination runner/passer I've ever seen." Young's feet aren't nearly as
impressive as Flutie's; but if Flutie had tried the stuff that Young does, Flutie would have gotten killed.
Obviously no way to compare them, even though both were 1/2 passer and 1/2 rusher. And I'm saying "both were" because I suspect Vince Young may have
ended his collegiate career. What do y'all think?
Anyway, I had NO IDEA Young could do what I saw him do tonight. It was like every time somebody big hit him, you knew he would be down after only 5
more yards. W.T.F.? Reminds me of Steve Young making DB's regret tackling him.
I have seen a lot of QB's try and play that kind of game in college. I have never seen one anywhere near that good, except for maybe Byron Leftwich
at Marshall, and that was not
exactly the same as playing U.S.C. for all the marbles and having to bring your team from 2 scores down late in
Is anyone else as shocked at his greatness as I am? And for those of you who are a lot more informed than I was, and who expected him to be nearly
this great... what do you think about the likelihood of his going pro this year?
P.S. For anyone who's wondering, NO. I decided at the last minute NOT to make the call and NOT to bet several thousand on the game. I'd have been
sweating something fierce half-way through the fourth, but oh how happy I'd be right now.
P.P.S. And did y'all catch Leinhart's remark after the game? "We're better than they are, but they won." He may be correct, but how's that for a
spoiled brat showing his classlessness?