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Urban Meyer Makes His Opinion On Tennessee Quarterback Hendon Hooker Very Clear

Urban Meyer, Ohio State Buckeyes Football

Urban Meyer, Ohio State Buckeyes Football

Urban Meyer developed and worked with a number of special quarterbacks during his collegiate coaching career. He knows a winner when he sees one. 

Meyer, the former Ohio State head football coach, likes what he sees in Tennessee quarterback and Heisman hopeful Hendon Hooker.

Hooker and the Volunteers upset the Crimson Tide of Alabama in Knoxville last Saturday night. They've now cemented their place in the College Football Playoff discussion.

Meyer doesn't think the Volunteers stood a chance at beating Nick Saban and the Tide were it not for the special talent that Hendon Hooker possesses. 

“It’s all the quarterback. If you trust that quarterback you take a shot right there,” Meyer said during Urban’s Take with Tim May, per On3. “His name is all over the country now and it should be. But that was checkmate moment. That was one of those moments you practice and you never sometimes get until that one moment you get it, and he called the right play but more importantly the players executed.”

Josh Heupel clearly has all the trust in the world in his starting quarterback. It's a big reason why the Volunteers are having so much success this season. 

The year's not over for Hooker and the Volunteers, though. A late-season SEC battle vs. Georgia looms large. 

Can Tennessee continue shocking the world and bring a championship trophy home to Knoxville this season?