Thursday, August 16, 2007

Andre' Woodson: All America Quarterback

At least according to Ivan Maisel, senior CFB writer at the Worldwide Leader.

Grafs unscrupulously lifted from UK site follow:

"Woodson completed 63 percent of his passes last season, good for 3,515 yards and 31 touchdowns, while leading the Southeastern Conference in passing yardage, total offense, and TD passes. He guided the Wildcats to their best season in 22 years, including eight wins and a championship of the Music City Bowl, in which he was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. He enters the 2007 season with an active school-record streak of 162 consecutive passes without an interception."

RT2020: How do you know it's a UK press release? "Championship of the Music City Bowl" is a tell tale sign.

"That’s wonderful. I just hope he’s named that at the end of the year,' Coach Rich Brooks said. 'That would be wonderful. That would mean that he did well and we did well.'"

RT2020: This kid saved my job last season. I cannot believe I am still here. I cannot believe UK hired a sub-.500 record college coach whose most notable game commenced with an 80-yard TD run straight up the middle by All America Ki-Jana Carter in the 1994 Rose Bowl.

During my time as student (2001-04), unheralded tailback Artose Pinner provided some much needed pride to a football program sent reeling by the ignominious departure of once-touted Hal Mumme, the painful twin losses to LSU at home, and, ultimately, the resignation of another promising head coach, Guy Morriss, who left us for Baylor. I think that Andre' Woodson has provided similar excitement for his class of UK faithful. Pinner, most forget, earned 2002 SEC Player of the Year honors, forcibly taking the award from the 2001 Heisman Trophy runner-up.

Now, he's not going to win the Heisman Trophy, but Woodson should push for All-SEC honors, and maybe, just maybe, UK can finish a season ahead of all but two teams in the SEC Eastern division. Heck, that might make for a swell New Year's Day bowl treat with Ohio State.

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