Originally Published: Nov 6, 2009 8:45 AM CDT
So a couple, driving on Highway 81 near Enid, sideswiped an elephant that had escaped from a nearby circus. When I was a kid and we were riding in the car my grandma would say, “Turn down that music. They’ll think the circus has come to town.” If grandma had seen an elephant standing by the side of the road, we could’ve turned the radio up as loud as we wanted.
The Cowboys will play at Iowa State on Saturday and it reminds me of a quarterback comparison that came to my mind a few weeks ago. OSU’s Zac Robinson’s style reminds me somewhat of former Iowa State quarterback Seneca Wallace’s style. Zac is a better passer, Wallace a better runner. Both are athletic quarterbacks who throw the ball adequately and helped bring about a revival of their respective football programs.
Though most doubted his ability to play in the NFL, Wallace was drafted in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL draft. He has played seven seasons, all with the Seahawks who drafted him. Robinson may find himself drafted around the fourth round will likely have the same opportunity Wallace has had.
Wallace led the Cyclones to bowl appearances in each of his two seasons in Ames, but the Cyclones have been to only two bowl games in the seven seasons since he left. Robinson has guided the Cowboys to three bowl games in three seasons and will have them in a fourth come this holiday season. Can OSU, post Zac, fare better than ISU, post Seneca? In all likelihood yes, but Cowboy fans may not yet want to think about life without him.