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In Gus we will trust

September 22, 2008

by Aaron Schultz

That took long enough, didn’t it?

Finally, after two miserable weeks of quarterback play for the Minnesota Vikings, head coach Brad Childress made the change that needed to be made and announced Gus Frerotte as his starting quarterback.

And what I liked to hear the most was that Gus wouldn’t just be the quarterback for a few weeks, but would remain the starter for the rest of the 2008 season – barring injury.

Tarvaris Jackson entered the season as the starting quarterback, and played miserably.

True, he only threw one interception, and took care of the football, for the most part, but a starting quarterback on a team with Super Bowl aspirations has to do more.

I know, it has only been two games, but at any point in those two games did anybody get the feeling that good old T-Jack had any real chance to take over a game.

Anytime in a game when the ball was in T-Jack’s hands, a fans’ only real hope that he would make a play was when he would run for something.

A team looking to make a run to the playoffs needs more from their quarterback.

With that said, will Gus be the answer?

As a huge Vikings fan, I really hope he is, but am doubtful.

Gus has been a solid NFL quarterback over his many years, but never anything more.

Luckily for the Vikings, just a solid quarterback would be a huge upgrade from what they have had the first two games.

Gatz gets seven kills for SCSU volleyball

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 2007 graduate Amy Gatz, and St. Cloud State University redshirt freshman Amy Gatz had a career high seven kills for the Huskies Tuesday in a five-game loss to Winona State.

Gatz, the daughter of Dale and Deb Gatz of Winsted, didn’t play at all in 2007 and took a redshirt season.

This year, Gatz has seen limited action so far this year, playing in four matches and nine games.

The Huskies are 2-7 on the season.