Corey Clark discusses Christian Ponders dilemma, with comments such as;
"But the person I truly feel bad for, and I know I’m not alone in this opinion, is junior quarterback Christian Ponder.
Because the kid has been really, really good all year. And yet all he has to show for it is a 2-4 record."
"Even though he hasn’t had one bad performance all season. I’d go so far as to say Ponder has been the best quarterback in the state of Florida this year (Miami’s Jacory Harris has had some great games but he also was abysmal in their lone loss at Virginia Tech and His Holiness has been very pedestrian in the No. 1 Gators’ undefeated start – averaging just 170 passing yards per game) and one of the top QBs in the United States."
"Fisher spoke glowingly of Ponder for maybe five minutes straight (I can’t quote him because it was "off-the-record," but trust me, the offensive coordinator thinks quite, quite highly of his QB). He talked about all the throws he made, all the checks he made, his toughness, his leadership, his attitude."
"Because I am of the opinion that Christian Ponder is the best quarterback of the Bobby Bowden Era whose last name doesn’t start with "W" --- and no, in this case I’m not talking about Drew Weatherford.
I think if Ponder would have played in the 1990s, he would be revered as one of the school’s all-time greats.
Now, sadly, he might be remembered as the second starting quarterback in 33 years to have a losing season at Florida State. Yes, most fans would agree Ponder has been the brightest spot in a pitch-black 2009. But that’s sort of like being the world’s tallest dwarf. At the end of the day you’re still short."
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