Morris Sees Similarities in Harrell and Webb

Published 08/27 2014 06:52PM

Updated 08/27 2014 10:51PM

Davis Webb will be taking the reins of this Red Raider program as a sophomore in 2014, the first sophomore to start a game at Tech since Graham Harrell in 2006.

The Difference between the two when they took over is five starts, four games, 2326 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Harrell played sparingly in his first season behind Cody Hodges, whereas Davis Webb was able to play meaningful snaps in 10 games and ended his season with a Holiday Bowl MVP.

Offensive Coordinator, Eric Morris, played with Harrell and sees similarities between the two signal callers, but that early experience gives Webb a slight edge over Harrell coming into 2014.

“Graham hadn't had that game experience that Davis does,” Morris said, “And that's something that you can't take away, and there is no way to replicate that either.”

Both Harrell and Webb are coaches son’s and Morris can see that in their play and preparation.

“Both of them are extremely smart kids, that are coach's kids, that understand the game of football,” Morris said. “They spend a lot of time preparing, week in and week out. I think there are a lot of similarities between the two kids, but I think Davis having the opportunity to come here early and play as a true freshman. He's a little further along right now."

In 2006 Harrell put up the best sophomore season in school history throwing for 4,555 yards along with 38 touchdowns. Numbers you can bet that the newest Tech gunslinger will be aiming for in 2014.

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