March 7, 2008
Valdosta - One of the big battles for the Division II national champion Valdosta State football team this spring is at quarterback.
One of those trying to win the job is Blake Field.
Field transferred from Auburn with hopes of getting to play in his final season of eligibility.
Head coach David Dean says Field has been a quick study in learning the VSU spread offense.
Field says he got a head start during Auburn's bowl practice when the Tigers were getting a taste of the Hal Mumme spread offense from Tony Franklin.
Blake Field said "It helped a lot really. It took me probably about five or six days to get used to throwing quick passes to the right or to the left."
David Dean said "A lot of the terminology is the same. I don't know if they call everything exactly the same. But the general premise of the play is all the same."
VSU's scrimmage was canceled Friday morning due to the lightning.
The Blazers return to practice a week from monday with Valdosta State on spring break next week.