I don’t know how I missed this, but after UVA beat UNC a few weeks ago, UVA
Fourth Year senior tailback Marquis Weeks commented on his 100-yard kick-off return for a touchdown. Before I reveal his quote, consider this description of his run:
Receiving the kickoff a yard deep in the end zone, Weeks started up the right side, ran out of a tackle attempt by Hilee Taylor near the 25-yard line and burst to midfield, where he cut left across the field to pick up blockers who cleared the rest of the way.
I didn’t see it, but it sounds like it was a sweet run. Good for him. Blah, blah, blah. As I said, the real key is this post-game quote from Marquis Weeks:
“That was just instinct,” Weeks said with a laugh. “Kind of like running from the cops, I guess you could say.”
Ummm, I don’t believe I have that instinct. And I remember getting mocked over the summer because of the most recent legal run-ins for members of the Virginia Tech football team. I can accept the mockery because there’s no defense for the behavior of some of my guys. But I can’t allow that quote to just disappear into the ether. Considering that one of my roommates went to UVA, do not fret. That quote isn’t going anywhere, except maybe taped to my refrigerator.