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07:16 AM ET 07.26 | Who's leading Auburn's quarterback sweepstakes? So far, the race seems to be a dead heat. Kiehl Frazier, Jonathan Wallace, Nick Marshall and Jeremy Johnson have all showed flashes in captain's practices, shaping up a tight battle for Auburn's starting quarterback job. "I think it's honestly as wide open as it has ever been," Auburn tight end C.J. Uzomah said. "They have all been throwing the ball really well and competing and making the right reads and not making huge mistakes this offseason. I think the door is wide open." Auburn's captain's practices -- held for an hour three days a week during the summer -- have focused on the Tigers' base schemes, and without players in pads, there's no real pressure on the quarterbacks.

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July 26, 2013  08:12 AM ET

It was wide open last year, too. Unfortunately for the Plainsmen, it was like a horse race at the glue factory.

July 26, 2013  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It was wide open last year, too. Unfortunately for the Plainsmen, it was like a horse race at the glue factory.

Anyone can get on here a post ignorant remarks. A few know something about what they are commenting on:

"So, when was the last time the spread/hurryup/fun-and-gun offense won a championship?" Just like I answered this ignorant question yesterday (the winning answer was 2010), the response to this is just as obvious. Auburn's scholarship QBs last year were all recruited to run Malzahn's offense, and when he left after 2011 Chizik hired am OC that attempted to install a pro set O with kids that had never run. You will see a totally different Auburn offense this year, and don't be a bit surprised if Nick Marshall is under center.

July 26, 2013  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

... "So, when was the last time the spread/hurryup/fun-and-gun offense won a championship?" Just like I answered this ignorant question yesterday ...

That WAS an ignorant question.

July 26, 2013  08:59 AM ET

I'm thinking the last part of this write-up is a little off the mark -- QBs are ALWAYS under pressure, especially when you are talking about a situation where it's a wide-open competition with 4 guys working to win the job.

Now, if they mean "no pressure" as in "nobody's rushing the QB", then I retract my statement.

July 26, 2013  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I'm thinking the last part of this write-up is a little off the mark -- QBs are ALWAYS under pressure, especially when you are talking about a situation where it's a wide-open competition with 4 guys working to win the job. Now, if they mean "no pressure" as in "nobody's rushing the QB", then I retract my statement.

I read it to mean no pressure as in no one is getting in their faces ready to plant them. I think there's a ton or mental pressure on Frazier, and after last year's debacle I'm not sure he can pull it together.

July 26, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Question for all you geniuses.

Are QBs like Cam, RGIII, etc the new trend in the NFL or a temporary fad?

July 26, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Question for all you geniuses.Are QBs like Cam, RGIII, etc the new trend in the NFL or a temporary fad?

Trend...NFL is also going to the Spread and Pistol (tho they will call it the Rifle since they are big men)

July 26, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Question for all you geniuses.Are QBs like Cam, RGIII, etc the new trend in the NFL or a temporary fad?

I think its the evolution of the game. Peewee tams have more pass, zone-read plays than most colleges did 20 years ago. 7on7 would have been unheard of 15 years ago.

How long ago was Leach considered a "mad-scientist".Now, its about 75% of CFB. Once the pro's figure a way to protect the QB a tad better, it'll take over. If not through scheme, then through officiating and new rules to protest the players.

July 26, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I think its the evolution of the game. Peewee tams have more pass, zone-read plays than most colleges did 20 years ago. 7on7 would have been unheard of 15 years ago. How long ago was Leach considered a "mad-scientist". Now, its about 75% of CFB. Once the pro's figure a way to protect the QB a tad better, it'll take over. If not through scheme, then through officiating and new rules to protect the players.

fifm

July 26, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That WAS an ignorant question.

Remember, there are no ignorant questions....

:)

July 26, 2013  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Question for all you geniuses.

Why would you exclude most of us from answering?

July 26, 2013  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Why would you exclude most of us from answering?

I wanted to comment, but I am but a quasi-genius.

July 26, 2013  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Why would you exclude most of us from answering?

You qualify. You opened an Ice Haus! Genius I say, genius.

July 26, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I wanted to comment, but I am but a quasi-genius.

Why yes, yes you are a genius. Anyone that can find a path is a genius.

July 26, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Why would you exclude most of us from answering?

I took as the sarcastic descriptor that my Dad used to call me when I would break something in garage

July 26, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

You qualify. You opened an Ice Haus! Genius I say, genius.

I beg to differ.

My patrons run huge tabs, and then try to pay them with counterfeit money printed by a guy in Idaho with an orange-and-blue fetish, several squabble like cats and dogs incessantly, and the only woman in the place, while buxom and a terrifically knowledgeable CFB fan, could kick every male keister in the joint.


That doesn't add up to "genius" to me.

July 26, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I took as the sarcastic descriptor that my Dad used to call me when I would break something in garage

Wow, we're brothers...? Amazing.

July 26, 2013  09:40 AM ET

So I'm the only genius in the place???

July 26, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Question for all you geniuses.Are QBs like Cam, RGIII, etc the new trend in the NFL or a temporary fad?

IMO, I think they are a new trend in the NFL. I know I'm an 12 PAC homer, but damn I sure like Mariota at Oregon!!! The kid is 6'4", can run the ball and has a solid arm. Yes IMO, QBs like Cam, RG III, Wilson and Mariota (soon to be) are the new trend in the NFL!! :-)

 
July 26, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

IMO, I think they are a new trend in the NFL. I know I'm an 12 PAC homer, but damn I sure like Mariota at Oregon!!! The kid is 6'4", can run the ball and has a solid arm. Yes IMO, QBs like Cam, RG III, Wilson and Mariota (soon to be) are the new trend in the NFL!! :-)

And maybe Smith with the Jets!!!

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