October 30, 2007

Lynch sings praises for BSU QB Davis

It happens probably three or four times a decade. A skilled high school quarterback slips off the radar of the so-called bigger-named programs' and goes on to a MAC school to become the next Chad Pennington or the next Ben Roethlisberger.

Having coached in the MAC for much of his career, head coach Bill Lynch is familiar with this type of hidden talent, and he sees it in Ball State quarterback Nate Davis

"Nate Davis, their quarterback, is very, very good," Lynch said. "Sometimes those guys in the Mid-American Conference are under the radar until all of a sudden they become Ben Roethlisberger, Byron Leftwich or Chad Pennington or Charlie Frye... This guy can really throw it."

On the year, Davis has thrown for 2,453 yards, 21 touchdowns and four interceptions.

Lynch says it's mainly Davis' pocket presence that has helped him to have such a strong sophomore campaign.

"What he does is he has great pocket presence, that he can just kind of slide around and bounce around a little bit," Lynch said. "He's a big, physical guy so he can hang in there in the face of a rush, so he can hang and hang and hang and his receivers are good and they stay alive. And then he can find them."

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