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Tuesday, April 5

 

Hype machine revving up

Part of what comes with a superstar Rose Bowl performance and a Heisman candidacy is millions of puff pieces previewing your upcoming year. It's already started for Vince Young. Dennis Dodd of CBS Sportsline gets the party started here.
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Comments:
Mack Brown and reporters munching on some Mexican in a conference room...

Poor Mexican.
 
I've been in those press conferences before. It is good Mexican.

Seriously though, I think UT might want to be a little careful with promoting Vince Young as the greatest player ever. I loved the Rose Bowl and wanted them to free Vince the moment he walked on campus. However, I still think he has a little ways to go before he is the complete package.

UT is hyping him like he's already the second coming of Steve Young. I can see the legs, but the arm (at least the accuracy) needs to improve if we are going to run the table in 2005. I think the all-time UT best 59% completion rate Vince has is a little misleading because he throws a lot of swing passes and uses the TE a lot.

I am more optimistic that he can be the man than I am worried that he will fail, but I can’t help but be a little skeptical. Especially as long as you know who is calling the plays.
 
I think Vince is amazing and I think he's going to have a fantastic year, but I think the degree of success is highly dependent on the development of some wide receivers. Limas Sweed was absolutely miserable as a freshman, while injuries kept Jordan Shipley from even playing last year. Young's going to need more than just tight end's to be an elite college quarterback.
 
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