Jones sees a bit of Rodgers in Keenum
Friday, November 18, 2011
HOUSTON (AP) -- SMU coach June Jones sees a lot of another quarterback in Houston's Case Keenum, just not the one you'd expect.
When he coached Hawaii, Jones helped Tim Chang become the NCAA's career leader in total offense and passing yards between 2000-04. Keenum has eclipsed Chang's records -- and a few others -- while guiding No. 11 Houston (10-0, 6-0 Conference USA) to the best start in program history.
Jones and the Mustangs (6-4, 4-2) will face Keenum and the Cougars' top-ranked offense on Saturday at Robertson Stadium. As he's watched Keenum pick apart defenses this season, Jones is reminded not of Chang, but more of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.