Commentary

South Florida's Grothe does his best Flutie imitation

Updated: October 15, 2007, 11:16 AM ET
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
The opportunity is there every Saturday. Some players seize it. Others let it slide away. Here's a look at the players who shined or slipped in Week 2:

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Matt Grothe
AP Photo/Dave MartinMatt Grothe does it all at quarterback for South Florida.
1. Matt Grothe, QB, South Florida
It's hard not to draw comparisons to Doug Flutie when watching Grothe operate. Like Flutie, Grothe refuses to let his marginal size and lack of ideal arm strength limit him as a quarterback. Grothe's mobility allows him to find passing windows and buy second chances once the initial play has broken down. He's accurate when throwing on the run and his overall playmaking instincts are remarkable. Most importantly, Grothe refuses to lose -- and that infectious competitiveness has never been more apparent than it was in Saturday night's upset victory over Auburn. While the rest of the Big East "powerhouses" spent the weekend padding their stats versus inferior competition, Grothe and the Bulls sent a message by traveling to SEC country and knocking off the nation's 17th-ranked team.