Brantley, Ponder fall short of lofty expectations

By: AP
By: AP

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's John Brantley and Florida
State's Christian Ponder are getting plenty of support, at least
off the field.

Coaches and teammates defend the quarterbacks at every turn. The
Gators (7-4) insist their offensive problems aren't Brantley's
fault, pointing to other issues. The Seminoles (8-3) believe
Ponder's drop-off is exaggerated, saying his increased win total is
all that matters.

This much is certain: Neither quarterback has lived up to

Brantley was supposed to replace Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow
and keep Florida in the championship hunt. Ponder was supposed to
be a Heisman candidate and lead Florida State back to national

Instead, they're squaring off in one of the rivals' least
meaningful matchups in years.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 110286499 -
Gray Television, Inc.