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Discussion in 'The Dirty Dozen' started by Full Moon Fever, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Full Moon Fever

    Full Moon Fever Champion of Standards

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    A Tale of Two Quarterbacks

    Five years ago, two young men had a dream. That dream was to wear the Potato Gold and represent the Idaho Vandals at quarterback. They were both 3 star prospects. Both were highly celebrated in Moscow. And both came in as 67 overall freshmen.

    Four years ago, one of those young men decided that maybe the Potato Gold wasn't for him. Maybe representing the good people of Idaho would be more responsibility than he was ready to handle. Maybe the Potato Gold was a little too shiny for him. The work ethic required....a little too much. That young man, or boy rather, decided to take the easy way out. No, rather than battling Brent Terry for a chance to don the gold and black, Marcus Butler decided he would transfer. Which is not all that uncommon. Many times players that lack the testicular fortitude to compete and earn their playing time decide to transfer to a lesser program to gain an easy route to the field. For young Marcus Butler, that lesser program happened to be division rival Utah State. So in the spring of 2012, Marcus found himself wearing the Aggie Blue. A little less...shiny than the Potato Gold. A little less...reputation to carry. A little less...honor to exude. For Butler, the uniform was a perfect fit. Butler enjoyed wearing the Aggie Blue, and for a while, things were going great. He got to play in the next season's game, when the Utah State Aggies defeated the honorable Brent Terry and the Idaho Vandals. Marcus was happy. He had taken the easy way out and was loving life in Logan.

    Over the next four years, though, while Marcus has enjoyed the big city living of Logan, Brent Terry has worked. And worked. And worked. Such is the Idaho way. Were times always good? No. Terry's had his moments. Idaho's had their humblings. But through it all, Terry has developed into a fine quarterback. Learning lessons about life, leadership, and love. You see, Brent Terry loves the Potato Gold. He breathes it. He dreams it. He wears it.

    So now, present day, the two young men, once equals, find themselves in different situations. Both now redshirt seniors, Marcus Butler has progressed to a 76. Brent Terry, an 84.

    This weekend, Brent Terry made the journey to Logan. Along with 69 of his brothers. This game would turn out differently than the pounding the Vandals experienced last time they made the trip to Logan. This time it was Brent Terry and the Vandals that caught the breaks.

    Up 43-21 with seconds to play, in the last game they will play against each other, Brent Terry stood on the sideline and watched as Marcus Butler threw a spiral to an open receiver for a cosmetic touchdown. Brent Terry fought back a smile when Butler completed the meaningless two point conversion. And when Utah State onside kick attempt didn't travel ten yards, Brent Terry led his team back onto the field to kneel the ball, preserving the 43-29 victory. So Brent Terry and the Vandals move to 5-0 (2-0), and climb the ranks to #11. And Marcus Butler and the Aggies fall to 2-2 (0-2).
     
  2. Bl0ndeRedHead

    Bl0ndeRedHead Official TSO Pothead

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    ...and some of us might not
     
  3. DirtycashDylan

    DirtycashDylan I came here to scheme and chew bubblegum...

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    I could've swore I've heard this story somewhere before.
     
  4. Full Moon Fever

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    I felt that it deserved it's own thread especially since we are already deep into week 6 and it's less than 24 hours old.
     

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