Saturday, May 20, 2006

6 Years in the Making....

After sitting behind Steve McNair for six years, former Fresno State quarterback Billy Volek looks like he will be the starter for the Titans in the season opener. Volek was Pat Hill's choice to quarterback his first Bulldog team back 1997. Volek was considered not too talented by the previous coaching staff, and some criticized Hill for not signing a JUCO quarterback to battle Volek for the starting spot. Hill is as stubborn as he is loyal, but his loyalty to Volek paid off.

Despite signing a hotshot freshman gunslinger named David Carr in 1997, Hill started Volek for three years. In 1999 Volek set the NCAA record for TD to int ration percentage. He threw 30 tds to only 3 ints.

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