Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Photo gallery: Drew Brees through the years Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1996: Drew Brees led his Westlake (Texas) High School football team to a perfect 16–0 record and state championship. Westlake beat Abilene Cooper 55-15. It was the school's first -- and so far only -- state championship. Associated Press Fullscreen 2000: Brees clenched a rose in his teeth on Nov. 18 as he celebrated a 43-14 win over Indiana. The victory earned Purdue an invitation to the Rose Bowl. David Umberger/ AP Fullscreen Buy Photo 2001: Brees posed for this Feb. 16 photo in the run-up to the National Football Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. At the time, he was not seen as a surefire NFL prospect. MATT KRYGER, INDIANAPOLIS STAR Buy Photo Fullscreen 2003: Brees, then the San Diego Chargers quarterback, scored from the 20-yard line in front of Oakland Raiders safety Anthony … [Read more...] about Doyel: Drew Brees, once deemed too short for NFL, about to break passing record
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BATON ROUGE — Quick, if you knew pre-2006 what you know now, would you have voted for Miami Dolphins coach Nick Saban signing quarterback Drew Brees and risking the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl in the 2009 season as they would have had to try to do it with Tony Romo or a rookie like Jay Cutler? Because if Saban signs Brees, he may still be coaching Miami with a Super Bowl ring. This is called the ripple effect in time travel. And could you imagine what LSU coach Les Miles could have accomplished and would be accomplishing in the near future if Saban was not Alabama’s coach? He could be sitting here today with three national championships, at No. 1 or No. 2 in the College Football Playoff poll and in range of a fourth instead of having one ring, one other BCS national title game appearance and out of the final four as we speak. Miles would have won the national title in the 2011 season to go with his 2007 national championship without Saban. And without No. 1 … [Read more...] about Would you have given Brees to Saban in 2006 for LSU’s sake?
Former college coach Brian Letscher interviews long-time NFL coordinator and former LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, about the traits and training habits that make today’s NFL stars so spectacular. Today’s subject: Drew Brees. BL: You coached Drew for a few years in San Diego, including his first Pro Bowl in year four of his career. What stood out about him as a young QB? CC: He was special from Day 1. I actually saw him start as a true freshmen at Purdue when I was the head coach at Indiana. The thing that people don’t recognize is that he’s not just an elite quarterback, he’s an elite athlete. He was an elite tennis player as a kid, coulda been a pro, he’s an elite golfer. I mean, how many guys his age, at 6-foot, can dunk a basketball? He’s not short, he’s just not tall. He’s got big hands and he’s got good arm length and he’s an elite athlete. BL: And, besides … [Read more...] about Breaking down the sustained excellence of Saints quarterback Drew Brees
“I’m not a smart man, Jenny. But I know what love is. . .’’ – Forrest Gump, who was neither smart nor real Forrest here, checkin’ in for a few not smart words. Humor my ignorance. After UC’s 56-64 home L to Ohio State Wednesday night, I asked Mick Cronin if he’d comment on the need for his team to develop a scoring option not named Jarron or Cumberland. Boy, was I off base. The Bearcats had just shot 27 percent for the game, which was a vast improvement over the 13.8 percent (4-for-29) they shot in the first half. Take away Cumberland’s 7-for-17 night, UC shot 10-for-45. Cumberland scored 15 of the Bearcats final 21 points. So, who helps him out, Mick? I knew someone would ask that question, he said, with the sort of bemused expression that suggested it was a really dumb ask. I gotta explain this again? Evidently. Some of us just don’t understand the sport. What we were supposed to grasp was that UC lost because it … [Read more...] about Doc’s Morning Line: More UC Bearcats scoring options? What a stupid question
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – For Tom Rees, the template was obvious. The hard part was getting Ian Book to share his vision and recognize his own potential. That’s why Rees, Notre Dame’s former starting quarterback (2010-13) and current quarterbacks coach, pulled the young backup aside during August training camp and sat him down for a heart to heart. “I challenged him: ‘Hey, what’s holding you back?’ “ Rees said. “Before the season, I told him, ‘Tell me why you can’t be Drew Brees? You don’t miss. You’re athletic. Why can’t you be Drew Brees?’ “ Book, a redshirt sophomore from El Dorado Hills, Calif., about 30 minutes east of Sacramento, has miles to go to match the accomplishments of Brees, record-breaking passer and Super Bowl-winning leader of the New Orleans Saints. More: 5 Notre Dame football recruits who could make an instant impact More: Notre Dame brings the fight into living … [Read more...] about The intervention that inspired Notre Dame’s Ian Book: ‘Tell me why you can’t be Drew Brees?’