Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mr. Smith Goes to...

Maurice Patton wrote an article on redshirt freshman quarterback Larry Smith in Thursday's edition of The Tennessean.

Although Coach Johnson hasn't officially named a starter for the bowl game, Smith should get some extra work in the practices leading up to the Commodores matchup with Boston College on December 31 at LP Field.

In the regular season finale at Wake Forest on November 29, Smith saw his first action as a Commodore when he entered the game in the third quarter after Chris Nickson and Mackenzi Adams both suffered injuries. The Prattville, Ala., native completed 9 of 17 passes for 46 yards and a touchdown and almost connected on a deep pass to receiver Sean Walker that could have resulted in a 91-yard scoring play to tie the game late in the fourth quarter.

"We know he's very talented — just inexperienced," Vanderbilt quarterbacks coach Jimmy Kiser told The Tennessean. "It's remarkable what he did (against Wake Forest). He did a great job, didn't make very many mistakes. He handled the pressure situation very well.

Click Here to read Patton's entire story.

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