August 8, 2008

ASI Insider Report: Let the competition begin

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Competition resumes (By Derek Redd, Osceola)

Drew Weatherford was back in his normal spot Friday evening -- taking snaps as the first-team quarterback. Redshirt sophomores Christian Ponder and D'Vontrey Richardson took their share of first-team snaps
as well. There's a competition for that top spot, but Weatherford said bring on that competition. He feels confident in his abilities.

"I just think I'm going to get the job done," he said following Friday's practice. "I feel confident physically and mentally and I'm ready to get after it."

It's been a while since Weatherford had taken a snap from center. He tore the meniscus in his right knee in March and missed most of spring practice, allowing Ponder and Richardson more snaps.

Weatherford said he was a little concerned that he might have to work out the kinks in his knee in the first few days, but now that he's on the field, so far, so good.

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