Or, perhaps it will, actually:
Auburn coach Gene Chizik hates to disappoint those looking for a speedy conclusion to the Tigers' quarterback competition this fall.So it goes. Two things:
Chizik, who was in Robertsdale Tuesday evening for the Mobile County and Baldwin County Auburn Clubs' annual scholarship dinner, said prior to the event the starter may not be named until late August.
Kodi Burns and Neil Caudle got most of the reps during spring drills, but Chizik said he expects incoming freshmen Tyrik Rollison and Clint Moseley of Leroy to join an ongoing competition this fall.
"The position has not been won — that's the main point of emphasis," Chizik said. "We've got some young guys who will come in and challenge for the job. Certainly the ones who have been on campus have an advantage of 15 days anyway, but the quarterback situation probably won't be solved until right before the season starts."
1. I may be reading too far between the lines here, but is this an exceedingly subtle acknowledgment that Rollison and/or Moseley have a legitimate shot at the starting nod? After spring practice, would Chizik (and/or Malzahn) really expect to need the entirety of fall camp, too, to make a decision as (relatively) straightforward as "Burns or Caudle"? I'd assumed the "it's anybody's job" talk from Chizik was just lip service to keep Burns and Caudle on their toes and throw the freshmen a bone, but ... we'll see.
2. As long as they pick the right guy. As long as they pick the right guy. As long as they pick the right guy. As long as they pick the right guy.