Saturday, November 29, 2008

LIVE! UPDATE: The future is now: Larry Smith is running the show for Vanderbilt

Glad to see Bobby Johnson has put Larry Smith in the game. I don't really expect to win this game with a freshman quarterback playing his first game on the road in this kind of lousy weather, but I love it that we're playing him. I mean, what are we going to do next season? We've got our bowl, so let's get Larry some experience and do even better next season.

Here are some facts about Larry:

No. 10
Redshirt freshman
6-foot-2, 215 pounds
Prattville, Ala.

• The coaches have been talking about this guy for two years.
• Has a good arm and can really run.
• Started for three years at quarterback for Alabama powerhouse Prattville High, and led the Lions to the 6A state championship as a senior.
• Never lost a regular season game in three years as a starter.
• His dad Larry Sr. is an aerospace science instructor and his mom Pamela's a computer technician.
• Like Chris Nickson, he was Alabama's Mr. Football.

The score's now 17-3 Wake Forest. I'd be mad if we were doing the same old thing with the same old guys. But Larry Smith's in the game.

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