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Moseley’s the man under center for Auburn

Clint Moseley AP

For the second straight week, Auburn’s quarterback of the future will be a thing of the past, at least for the time being.

During his radio show Thursday night, flaming-hot-seat head coach Gene Chizik confirmed that Clint Moseley will again start under center this weekend against favored (chuckle) Vanderbilt as the Tigers look to avoid dropping to 1-6 on the season.  A combination of poor play plus a lingering injury “affecting his ability to throw” will leave Kiehl Frazier on the sidelines for another week after he had started the first five games of the season.

“Clint had a very good week of practice,” Chizik said during the radio show and as relayed by the Birmingham News. “Kiehl has a little bit of a nagging injury. He’s going to have to push and work through it. That’s the bottom line.”

In a game and a half this season, Moseley, who’s battled his own injury issues throughout the year, has completed just over 60 percent of his passes.  In five games in his first year as AU’s starter, Frazier had completed just under 50 percent of his passes with just two touchdowns versus eight interceptions.

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9 Responses to “Moseley’s the man under center for Auburn”
  1. dcroz says: Oct 19, 2012 7:35 AM

    Does it really matter at this point who Auburn’s QB is? They could have Peyton Manning under center and still be awful.

    But it’s understandable. They’ve got two new coordinators, and even though they’ve had three straight top-ten recruiting classes, every one knows that is too much for any team to overcome. I mean, look at Texas A&M and how terribly they’re doing. They’ve got a new head coach, an entirely new coaching staff–hell, they’re even playing in a new conference. And look at how much they have struggled. Oh, wait. They’re 5-1 with their one loss being by three points to the currently BCS #2-ranked Florida Gators. Hmmm…sooooo, what else can we come up with as an excuse?

  2. dee6634 says: Oct 19, 2012 9:17 AM


    Your lack of respect for Vanderbilt is really tiresome and offensive.

    Was your chuckle really needed? Or did you do it for your own sophomoric humor. You must cherish your role as internet bully.

    Let’s hope for your sake you haven’t reached the zenith of your writing skills and professional standing.

    Dee Harlin

  3. irishdodger says: Oct 19, 2012 10:58 AM

    So Chizik brings in a new OC that likes to run a Pro Style. Sounds similar to what Michigan did w/ Al Borges. The problem is their starting QB (like Michigan’s) is a spread QB, but Loeffler insisted he run a pro style regardless of fit (at least it appears that way…I’m not Pat Dye). Borges was wise enough to adjust their offense to the talent (& lack of passing acumen) of Denard Robinson. Loeffler would have been wise to do the same. It’s the coach’s job to adjust to the talent he inherits not vice versa…unless they want a dumpster fire of a season like Auburn is having. Michigan is less talented than Auburn but managed 11 wins (w/ a favorable schedule admittedly) & BCS win (although VT out performed them).

  4. jrillah10 says: Oct 19, 2012 11:02 AM


    I’m thinking his chuckle is more of a shot at Auburn than Vandy. I, being an Auburn fan, knows that Vandy is a team on the rise. Franklin is doing a heck of a job there. Hopefully he stays around long enough to see it through. Meaning, I’m sure there will be AD’s knocking down his door for his services very soon, if not already.

    That being said… “War Eagle”!!! Hopefully.

  5. dee6634 says: Oct 19, 2012 11:21 AM

    Thanks for the clarification.

    Changing perception is an arduous task. It has to be done one journalist at a time. Thanks for noticing the change in athletic culture.

    We’re hoping the trend continues!

    Here’s to an injury-free game.

  6. abrellbama says: Oct 19, 2012 12:41 PM

    I feel bad for the Auburn football team. I hope there aren’t any injuries on either team this weekend.

  7. dee6634 says: Oct 19, 2012 1:25 PM

    He obviously made the chuckle at Vanderbilt’s expense.

    It’s dullards like the writer that perpetuate the perception.

  8. rolltide510 says: Oct 19, 2012 6:52 PM

    Hey there Vandy fan,

    Yes, it’s chuckle-worthy when a team that won a BCS championship two years ago sucks so bad they’re not expected to beat Vandy. Your pan is flashing at the moment, but you’re still Vandy: great law school bad football team. Know your role and STFU.

  9. huskylawyer says: Oct 20, 2012 1:53 AM

    The article conveniently doesn’t mention that Moseley has 1 TD to 3 INTs. He’s also been sacked SIX (6) times lol (in five games, Frazier been sacked 13 times). Imagine if he started 5 games–Moseley would have 15 INTs and sacked 30 times lol. Obviously an improvement!

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