March 4, 2008

Ponder ready to make move on starting job

With spring practice comes the annual quarterback debate. But this time it's a little different.

Gone is Xavier Lee, a former five-star prep quarterback who was a fan favorite because of his strong arm, quick feet and enormous upside potential. With Lee no longer in the mix and Drew Weatherford, who has 33 career starts, returning for his senior season you might think the quarterback position is set in stone.

Despite his experience, Weatherford hasn't shown the consistency or play-making ability of previous Seminole quarterbacks. In fact, in each of his three years as FSU's primary starter under center, the Land O'Lakes native has finished in the bottom half of passing efficiency in the ACC quarterback rankings.

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