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October 23, 2010, 10:12 PM
Granted he can run and run. After seeing his performance against LSU he should moved to a running back.

His passing is left to be desired. All he had was 86 passing and was 10-16.

He might even be a Heisman hopeful. In history Heisman winners faired poorly in the NFL.

He really doesn't have a chance at the Hiesman with this level of performance.

Hey he might wing up in Canadian Football League.
October 23, 2010  10:36 PM ET
QUOTE:

Granted he can run and run. After seeing his performance against LSU he should moved to a running back.His passing is left to be desired. All he had was 86 passing and was 10-16.He might even be a Heisman hopeful. In history Heisman winners faired poorly in the NFL.He really doesn't have a chance at the Hiesman with this level of performance.Hey he might wing up in Canadian Football League.

Last i checked, 63% with 0 interceptions WHEN the other team cannot stop the running play is a pretty damn good performance.

Why throw at all when your QB can run for 217, your team can rush for 440, and your offense can more than DOUBLE the opponent 526-243.

I'm a Big Ten fan, not an Auburn fan... But why should he throw?

The fact that they had 16 passes speaks to the effectiveness of the running game, not the inadequacy of the passing game.

October 23, 2010  10:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Last i checked, 63% with 0 interceptions WHEN the other team cannot stop the running play is a pretty damn good performance.Why throw at all when your QB can run for 217, your team can rush for 440, and your offense can more than DOUBLE the opponent 526-243.I'm a Big Ten fan, not an Auburn fan... But why should he throw?The fact that they had 16 passes speaks to the effectiveness of the running game, not the inadequacy of the passing game.

Exactly. Auburn averaged 8.5 yards per rush against the number 3 defense in the country. Any team that averages 8.5 yards per rush isn't going to throw that much.

October 24, 2010  02:34 AM ET

I got no interest in SEC internal affairs, but if Cam is a sham, what's that make LSU's defense? Number 3 in the country looks pretty good until you look at the competition: a bunch of stiffs and Florida- a team with its worst offense in years. By putting down Newton you're just making LSU's D look that much worse.

October 24, 2010  09:26 AM ET

Oh snap they posted online game...bump

October 24, 2010  03:31 PM ET

Dude, you are a crack head. Cam newton play like a man amoungst boys yesterday. Even I can admit that and I am the biggest LSU homer on these boards!

Don't get your feeling hurt too bad. We just got beat by the Heisman trophy winner and the possible national championship team.

Geaux Tigers!!!!

October 24, 2010  05:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Dude, you are a crack head. Cam newton play like a man amoungst boys yesterday. Even I can admit that and I am the biggest LSU homer on these boards!Don't get your feeling hurt too bad. We just got beat by the Heisman trophy winner and the possible national championship team.Geaux Tigers!!!!

I like the sound of that Stu.

October 24, 2010  05:34 PM ET

All this Heisman talk makes me tired, who cares, is it gonna make my electric bill lower or the cost of milk cheaper? They start from day one trying to give it to somebody. Sorry but I don't give a shat who wins it, it's just a media promo for them to bloviate about, who cares stuff. Give it to anyone who gains 3 yards per carry. A former lawbreaker , oh well, no worse than any politician. LSU has shown all season long they are on the edge of a meltdown. So I should be excited about Cam 's performance. What a screwd up year for CFB.

October 25, 2010  10:43 AM ET

Dude, you should let the booze wear off before you post. He has run the Auburn offense just the way it needs to be run. "Passing yards" don't tell the story of a QB in CFB, like it does in the NoFunLeague. Stick to your Saints.

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October 25, 2010  04:40 PM ET

It's amusing to note just about every auburn fan called the BCS a joke for years. Now, they're embracing it.

They've also called the NC the "mythical" NC for years. If they win it, will you hear any of them call it mythical anymore? Probably not.

Just sayin....

October 25, 2010  06:31 PM ET

The hard part about watching Newton is knowing that without that one player your state rival would have zero SEC wins.

I have never seen one player do what he has done. Impressive.

October 26, 2010  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

It's amusing to note just about every auburn fan called the BCS a joke for years. Now, they're embracing it.They've also called the NC the "mythical" NC for years. If they win it, will you hear any of them call it mythical anymore? Probably not.Just sayin....

It does hurt to get jobbed like they did in 2004.

October 26, 2010  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

It does hurt to get jobbed like they did in 2004.

Just ask USC, Utah, and BSU fans....

That aside, Auburn's danger remains the same as the one the Ducks faced when Dixon was QB. Anyone running that often from the QB spot is risking injury a lot. Not sure how effective the offense would be with a different QB at Auburn. As of right now, however, he is certainly earning pretty much every post-season award a QB qualifies for.

October 26, 2010  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Just ask USC, Utah, and BSU fans....That aside, Auburn's danger remains the same as the one the Ducks faced when Dixon was QB. Anyone running that often from the QB spot is risking injury a lot. Not sure how effective the offense would be with a different QB at Auburn. As of right now, however, he is certainly earning pretty much every post-season award a QB qualifies for.

The wheels would fall off if Newton went down.

October 26, 2010  12:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The wheels would fall off if Newton went down.

+1

You live by the sword, you die by the sword. Don't recall seeing him do the QB slide much at all, Malzahn may wanna teach him that technique, and how to find the sideline when that DE is coming at full steam.

October 26, 2010  02:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

It does hurt to get jobbed like they did in 2004.

Yes, but they act like they are the only team to ever get jobbed. Plenty of teams have been jobbed over the years. Get in line, pal!!

October 26, 2010  02:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Yes, but they act like they are the only team to ever get jobbed. Plenty of teams have been jobbed over the years. Get in line, pal!!

It is why Urban is at UF in the first place. He figured it was less likely at UF than Utah.

October 26, 2010  04:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

All this Heisman talk makes me tired, who cares, is it gonna make my electric bill lower or the cost of milk cheaper? They start from day one trying to give it to somebody. Sorry but I don't give a shat who wins it, it's just a media promo for them to bloviate about, who cares stuff. Give it to anyone who gains 3 yards per carry. A former lawbreaker , oh well, no worse than any politician. LSU has shown all season long they are on the edge of a meltdown. So I should be excited about Cam 's performance. What a screwd up year for CFB.

Screwed up when Iowa State comes in and takes down the Long Horns. Don't throw stones my friend when you live in a glass house!

I guess being on the edge of a meltdown (LSU) is a hell of a lot better than melting down (UT). Hookem Horns!

October 27, 2010  07:43 PM ET
QUOTE:

Granted he can run and run. After seeing his performance against LSU he should moved to a running back.His passing is left to be desired. All he had was 86 passing and was 10-16.He might even be a Heisman hopeful. In history Heisman winners faired poorly in the NFL.He really doesn't have a chance at the Hiesman with this level of performance.Hey he might wing up in Canadian Football League.

He says he is throwing QB. Well I didn't see that much throwing in the game. And what I did see didn't impress me.

All I saying is, if can that good put him at RB. He would be a better runner.

THINK ABOUT THIS:

WITHOUT HIM AUBURN WOULD BE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE RANKINGS

I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE NFL EATS HIM UP.

I hate narrow minded people.

 
October 28, 2010  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

He says he is throwing QB. Well I didn't see that much throwing in the game. And what I did see didn't impress me.All I saying is, if can that good put him at RB. He would be a better runner.THINK ABOUT THIS:WITHOUT HIM AUBURN WOULD BE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE RANKINGSI CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE NFL EATS HIM UP.I hate narrow minded people.

Yea, me too.

Why should Auburn put Cam Newton at running back? Because he doesn't throw like Ryan Mallet or Kellen Moore?

Cam Newton is the best athlete on the field at Auburn. He can throw - maybe not as pretty as you would like - but well enough. He can run with amazing power.

So Auburn's Coaches job is to take the best player on the field, give him the ball EVERY SINGLE PLAY, and win football games.

Chizik's job is NOT to prepare Cam Newton for the NFL. Turning Cam Newton into a drop-back passer because of a narrow-minded view on what a Quarterback should do, would eliminate his greatest asset - Newton's legs.

Turning Newton into a Running Back, because of a narrow-minded view on what a Running Back should do, would eliminate 20-30 touches per game for Auburn's best player. AND it would put an inferior athlete onto the field by replacing one of the current backs with Neil Caudle or Clint Moseley.


WITHOUT HIM AUBURN WOULD BE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE RANKINGS
And with him, they are at the top. With him as a QB. And a much better QB than the other two options. And with better athletes in the running back spots than the current backup QBs.

Taking Newton out of the QB position makes no sense. None. And the #1 ranking shows that Gene Chizik's decision making process is a hell of a lot stronger than yours.

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