How do I love the Zooker? Let me count the ways:
- He can bullshit with the best of ’em:
Based on quarterbacks he has worked at Florida, Williams is where he should be, Zook said.
In a recent discussion with former Florida quarterback Chris Leak, expected to be an NFL draft pick this year, Zook said he talked about how the 6-2, 220-pound Williams showed the potential to be a great quarterback but lacked consistency.
“That’s where he’s supposed to be” as a sophomore, Leak said, according to Zook. “That’s where I was.”
Juice Williams sported a 39% completion ratio last season. As a freshman, Chris Leak had a completion percentage of 59.4%, which was the lowest of his college career. That’s close, all right.
- He’s one of the goofiest excuse makers on the planet.
Zook also continued to blame some of Williams’ struggles on receivers.
“The quarterback’s throwing to a spot,” Zook said. “If they’re not at that spot, it looks like the quarterback is way off.”
Um… if it’s really the case that your QB is hitting on less than two out of every five passes he’s throwing due to the fact that your receivers don’t know how to run their routes, it’s time to look for some new guys to catch, or a new guy to coach the catchers. (By the way, the backup QB completed 7 out of 10 passes in the just completed scrimmage game, while Juice was 5 of 16.)
- Even when he’s stating the obvious, he thinks he’s profound.
“The biggest thing we did was we finally got guys to believe they can win,” the coach said. “Our program has to take the next step. What does that mean? Well, that means you’ve got to win.”
The man needs to write a book. Something like “Coaching Winning Football for Dummies” would be about right, I think.
It’s a little known fact that the Zooker did a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech… the less well known “I Have A Clue”