Friday, August 28, 2009

Caudle named backup

Neil Caudle was admittedly disappointed when he lost out to Chris Todd in the starting quarterback competition.

Friday, Auburn coach Gene Chizik said Caudle bounced back well enough to earn the backup role.

Chizik said there has been no decision on whether true freshman QB Tyrik Rollison will now redshirt in light of the decision.

Here's a glance at tomorrow's story:

The competition for Auburn’s backup quarterback position came down to collegiate experience against talented youth.

Friday, junior Neil Caudle and the experience won the spot over talented true freshman Tyrik Rollison.

“Neil’s really, really come on and he’s worked really, really hard for this,” Auburn coach Gene Chizik said after Auburn’s practice at Jordan-Hare Stadium. “I’m really proud of him. If he has a chance to go in the football game, we feel like he gives us the best chance to win so we’ve made that decision and we’re going to move on.”


For more, read tomorrow's Anniston Star.

Here's what Chizik said about Friday's workout:

"Today, guys, what we did, we kind of went through a lot of situations out on the field that we know we’re going to face both offensively and defensively. Kind of a fast moving day that really just covered situations. We needed it. It’s very glaring on what we need to get accomplished. We think we got a lot out of today.

Chizik also said Friday was the last time Auburn would practice at Jordan-Hare Stadium until the Sept. 5 opener against Louisiana Tech.

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