August 7, 2006

Learning from the best

What Charlie Weis has done for Brady Quinn's career on the field is obvious. To be sure, Quinn must have had the physical capabilities to develop into one of the nation's top quarterbacks and leading Heisman Trophy candidates. No coach can simply create 3,919 yards passing, 32 touchdown passes and just seven interceptions unless the man at the controls of the offense possesses the talent. But Weis certainly showed him the way

Weis also introduced Quinn to Tom Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback who learned from Weis en route to three Super Bowl championships. It was taken a step further this summer when it was arranged for Quinn to speak with a Hall-of-Famer at the tale end of his career, Brett Favre, and the signalcaller at the top of his game, Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts.

Quinn spoke with Brady, Favre and Manning before stepping into the fishbowl that is the Heisman Trophy race and national title run.

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