November 9, 2006

Lee trying to shake off slow starts

Lee hoping to shake off slow starts (By Gene Williams,

Outside of his surprise start against Maryland, quarterback Xavier Lee hasn't exactly set the world on fire on his first few drives under center. Last week against Virginia, the sophomore signal-caller started the first quarter completing just 1-for-6 for four yards and did not lead the offense to a single first down.

In contrast, in the third quarter he completed 7-of-9 for 120 yards and led the offense to two touchdown drives. Lee's inability to get comfortable on his first few drives is something the coaching staff hopes he will grow out of.

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