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Ponder eager to get his shot at starting job

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By Jon Krawczynski, AP Sports Writer

MANKATO -- The student in Christian Ponder knows he is going to have to wait a little while before he assumes control of the Minnesota Vikings offense.

He knows this is Donovan McNabb's unit for now, and that the veteran's presence will likely be a big help to the rookie's development over the long term.

The competitor in Ponder wants the starting quarterback job. And he wants it right now.

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