Pete DiPrimio, sports columnist and college beat writer for The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne, Ind., takes his best shots on the world of Notre Dame football.

Thursday, October 19

Quinn Is Better Than Ever

Notre Dame is ready to start its second season and look for quarterback Brady Quinn to kick it in gear, not that he's missed too many gears so far.

Yes, he struggled against Michigan, but then, what quarterback hasn't while facing the hard-hitting Wolverines?

Still, his midseason numbers of 63.5 percent completions, 16 touchdowns, four interceptions and 1,634 yards put him within reach of last year's totals (64.9 percent, 32 touchdowns, nine interceptions, 3,919 yards).

He is, coach Charlie Weis says, in so many ways, a much better quarterback now than he's ever been before.

"We've given him a lot more responsbility," Weis said. "He's starting to come into his own as far as doing the little things that get us out of bad situations. There has been a little transition, but it bodes well for the second half of the season."

That second half starts Saturday against UCLA.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes I wonder if Brady has what it takes to be a NFL quarterback. He's pretty good at the the NCAA 1A level, but he's just not a spectacular play maker when the game is on the line... Well he's better than I any day of the week so I continue to cheer, cheer for Old Notre Dame!

October 21, 2006 1:17 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does he have to do. First game with a top 20 team he brings the team back. Did you see the MS game in the rain and wind he brings the team back. PS both on the road. How many times have you seen he pull out from center in a big game play and give the ball up none. This guy can play on Sunday for sure.

October 21, 2006 9:21 AM


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