August 8, 2007

ASI Insider: Ponder throws his hat in the ring

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Ponder throws his hat in the ring (By Gene Williams,

Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jimbo Fisher hasn't been shy about expressing his displeasure over the play of Drew Weatherford and Xavier Lee through the first two practices. Both signal-callers have been hot and cold and not very consistent in passing drills. Meanwhile, redshirt freshman quarterback Christian Ponder has looked very sharp and has caught the attention of his position coach.

"I'm going to tell you what, he's pushing," Fisher said of Ponder. "And I've been pleased with D'Vontrey (Richardson) with limited reps. The results are good even though sometimes he doesn't understand totally everything. It's not because he isn't smart it's because of reps. He's making plays, but Ponder is really getting an understanding and is pushing himself into this race."

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