Thursday, August 12, 2010

UNC's Davis says Renner's arm as good as any he's had

While the focus Thursday was on Dick Baddour's comments and the NCAA probe, this observation from Butch Davis was too fascinating to let pass.

Davis said his two quarterbacks, senior T.J. Yates and redshirt freshman Bryn Renner, are alternating time with the first-string offense right now. And he spoke of the importance of having depth there and how that makes a difference for a football team. And he praised Yates for his experience and past success.

OK, fine ... but what about Renner? Capital Sports followed up and asked that. Davis responded by saying that in his 37 years as a coach, "Bryn Renner has got as good an arm as any quarterback I've been around."

Whoa ... OK.

1 comment:

  1. This bodes well for the future but I tend to hesitate putting too much stock in freshman, especially in football and especially when a returning senior is in front of him (even if that returning senior had an up and down junior year).
    The strange thing about Yates is that as a sophomore, I thought two of his biggest assets were his poise and his judgment to make the right decision. Both of those areas were lacking last year.
    I wouldn't doubt that Yates could be displaced but handing the reigns over to a freshman, especially in mid-season, probably wouldn't be a good omen for the overall success of the team.