News of the day, 11/4
It all depends on what you interpret as juicy, of course.
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Tuberville came out this afternoon and said Auburn doesn't have a backup quarterback. Holy cow. He's basically saying Blake Field and Kodi Burns are in a dead heat, which is a really bad development for Burns. Offensive coordinator Al Borges told a different story yesterday after the game. Tuberville said he and Borges had a chat on Sunday morning that changed things. We'll see what happens there. I gotta say: I'm shocked. Absolutely shocked.
What's even more shocking is how poorly Burns played on Saturday. He claimed to be anxious, which is NOT what a team wants to hear from a quarterback. My esteemed colleague Collin Mickle of the O-A News said anxiousness may be the worst trait a quarterback can have. I concur. That was a really bad performance from Burns yesterday. In fact, I'm now of the opinion that he's going to be a wait-and-see guy. Anyone still assuming Burns will be a star is not basing that on facts. The kid may end up being a star someday. Who knows? Best-case scenario now, at least in my eyes, is Jason Campbell: Two years of badness, one year of pretty good play and one year of MVP play.
Here is the AP football ballot I submitted this morning. My wife said we shouldn't even bother watching the BC-Florida State game because "the Seminoles suck so bad." So I watched non-sports programming. So it goes.
You can review every voter's ballot here.
I'll have to rag on Neal McCready for thoughtfully voting Arizona State No. 1 for the past three weeks. Them Sun Devils sure looked good yesterday. I'll say this: ASU's quarterback has one hell of an arm. My god.
1 Ohio St.
5 West Virginia
9 Virginia Tech
10 Arizona St.
13 Southern Cal
14 Boston College
19 Boise St.