Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s daily Florida podcast with reporter Zach Abolverdi and Gators broadcaster Jeff Cardozo.
Many Florida fans are excited about the addition of freshman Emory Jones because of his ability as a dual-threat quarterback.
Just don’t mention that to his high school coach, Tim Barron.
Florida beat writer Ryan Young of SEC Country met with Barron this week at Heard County High School (Franklin, Ga.) for a story about Jones. During their interview, Barron and one of his assistants commented on Jones’ playing style.
“Both his head coach and his offensive coordinator — unprompted — said, ‘Everyone keeps calling him a dual-threat quarterback. He’s not a dual-threat quarterback. He’s very athletic, but he’s a pro-style, pocket quarterback.’ … They feel he is under-represented as a true passer when you throw that dual-threat label on him,” Young said.
We discuss Jones and more with Young in the latest edition of Chomp Chat, and catch up with former Florida linebacker Alex Anzalone.
Here are the topics on Wednesday’s show:
- Young gives his thoughts on the breakout season for senior center fielder Nick Horvath (read more) and the success of the 2018 Florida baseball team thus far.
- Young shares stories and insight from his interviews this week with Jones’ high school coach and Gators guard signee Griffin McDowell.
- Cardozo talks to Anzalone about his rookie season with the New Orleans Saints, his recovery from shoulder surgery and the draft process.
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