Monday, September 21, 2009

Stick with Smith as the starter, but don't forget the Mackenzi Backup Magic

The topic of discussion this morning seems to be whether Bobby Johnson will turn to Mackenzi Adams. The Tennessean's Jeff Lockridge writes that Johnson considered pulling Larry Smith several times against Mississippi State and that this could indicate a future change at quarterback.

I would certainly hope Johnson was considering lots of changes. The way Vandy was playing, major adjustments on offense were in order.

But I think we should leave Larry in there. Heck, the season is shot anyway, and we do need him to develop. Developing a young quarterback takes time. That said, we sure could have used some of Mackenzi's backup magic on Saturday.

Miss State has our number. But Lockridge points out that the Rice defense may be just what the doctor ordered, allowing more than 40 points a game, including 44 to UAB.

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