I watched some replays of the LA Tech game yesterday. You know what stood out to me the most? Chris Todd. While Mario Fannin was spectacular as a Ronnie Brown type fullback and Onterio McCalebb was nothing short of awesome, Todd just seemed unflappable to me. He seemed to have a grasp on what Gus wanted and for the most part Todd got all the players lined up where they needed to be. He also threw what I like to call "Big Boy Throws." "Big Boy Throws" are not necessarily bullet passes. They are perfectly timed, or perfectly placed, or they I guess they can also be bullet passes in a great location. Chris Todd threw a few "Big Boy Passes" against LA Tech. One of those throws was the 93 yard TD, but a couple more of those throws were actually incompletions (one to DeAngelo Benton, and the other to Emory Blake). Todd sort of reminds me of the way Jason Campbell was in 2004. He never seemed to get rattled and seemed to know exactly where he wanted to go with the football. I am not saying that we are going to go 13-0 and win the SEC but Chris Todd has shown some major maturity.
Campbell and Todd have some other things in common as well. Both were booed by the
Remember in 2004, we had good offensive day to start the season against LA Monroe and followed it up with another great showing against
How can I draw conclusions by only playing one game? Am I just being a Homer? Maybe I am drinking the Kool-Aid. No, I am drinking the Kool-Aid. Gus Malzahn and Gene Chizik made it for me and I am taking a big ole swig. I think barring injury we are going to be just fine. I will stand by my predictions from last week.
Small Rant… What happened to all the folks who called the various radio shows saying that LA Tech as a "very good team" and that they would beat
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