Calling around on Cam Newton: First and Last Part
I've been talking with the Southwest Junior College Football Conference coaches who schemed against Newton last fall.
Here's what Donnie Bigby, head coach at Northeastern Oklahoma, had to say.
Newton's numbers in Blinn's 55-42 win against NEO:
17-29, 302 yards, 2 TDs
*OF NOTE -- Newton was suspended for the first quarter.
Bigby on Newton: ``He's the most athletic and skilled quarterback I've seen since Michael Bishop. (Bishop, who later starred at Kansas State, played at Blinn in 1996.) You could tell he had tons and tons of potential. I'm talking about raw talent you just don't see at this level."
Bigby on what NEO did to match up with Newton: ``He's such a big kid. He looks like a defensive lineman, to be honest. I think he'd be a tough matchup on his own -- if he was the only guy on his team. The thing is that he had a great supporting cast last season. We couldn't just worry about him, but he created a lot of problems."