Just a reminder that Georgia’s defense did okay last Saturday night:
On Saturday, the Commodores hope their new starter can rekindle his old magic when he returns to his home state to face Purdue.
“He’s got to go into this ball game knowing and understanding that his team needs him,” Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said. “So let’s get to work. He’s a guy who’s mature enough to understand that.”
Perhaps a change of scenery will help the 6-foot-6, 225-pound fifth-year senior jump start a career some believe could lead to an NFL job.
He needs to perform better than he did in his Vanderbilt debut last week, going 14 of 25 for 83 yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions and no completions longer than 12 yards in a 30-6 loss to No. 3 Georgia.
That translates to a passer rating of 84.56, good buddy. And it’s not like Neal didn’t have some talent to throw the ball to, either.