POTTS HAS THE EARLY LEAD
By mark rogers
August 19, 2010
Many reliable sources (including head coach Tommy Tuberville) made the claim that Potts performed better in the team's scrimmage last Saturday. Just about everyone that commented on the QB race said Potts was in the lead...everyone, that is, except for Potts.
He simply said he was out there to have fun and was going to let the coaches worry about how he did. Steven Sheffield, the other QB, was very hard on himself saying he didn't do many things right. He seems to be really pressing.
Potts is relaxed and enjoying himself. That's the way it should be. And that's why I think Potts will get the start on September 5 against SMU (a game that will be shown on ESPN). A starter should be named after the scrimmage this Saturday.
Potts has always had a great perspective of football...it's a game, not his life. When your mom battles cancer when you're in high school, you learn to see things in life as they really are.
You could see this attitude during the bowl game last year. Potts was playing good, thrown a couple of TD passes but was benched. Did he pout? Did he fight with the coach? Did he stop supporting his team? No.
You could see Potts waving towels and screaming encouragement, like he was a redshirt freshman just happy to be in a uniform.
Did he complain when that clown of a coach put "Nick" on the back of his jersey? Did he lash out at the asinine fans who chanted "No More Potts" last year? No.
Say what you will about the "killer instinct" and that Potts doesn't take football seriously enough, but I think that's hogwash at the collegiate level. Tony Romo isn't allowed to blow off losses or bad performances. He's a professional. Football should be all he thinks about.
But Potts, just like he's always done, has taken this early lead because of his great attitude, his work ethic, and his desire to be the best he can be...all with a small dose of perspective.
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