Auburn Names Cobb Starting Quarterback
AUBURN, Ala. -- Coach Tommy Tuberville finally named sixth-year senior Daniel Cobb starting quarterback Tuesday after a lengthy competition for the job.
He said Cobb's knowledge of the offense was what gave him the edge over sophomore Jason Campbell in the fight for a spot under center.
"We chose a quarterback today," Tuberville said. "It was a difficult decision because both of them are good athletes, good players and good quarterbacks. We went with the player that we thought knew a little bit more about the offense that we're running.
That's not to say that Jason couldn't run it, but, we feel like mentally, Daniel is a little further ahead. Daniel will be running with the first team the rest of the time and we'll go from there."
Razorbacks Fight Through Heat on Second Day in Full Pads
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The Razorback football team had their second practice in full pads Tuesday as they dealt with typical August heat.
"They did really good work today," Arkansas coach Houston Nutt said. "The guys moved around and fought through the heat. We worked hard on offense and defensive schemes."
The quarterbacks impressed Nutt during the practice, and the offense showed promise, despite some weary bodies.
"Offensively, we hit real hard again with a two-minute drill," Nutt said. "We've had some drops, but I think it's because of tired legs. Our receivers' legs are dead right now. They're just really tired. We've got a tired group of guys, but that's what two-a-days are all about."
Crimson Tide Wraps Up Two-a-Days
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama wrapped up two-a-days Tuesday as players and coaches took a deep breath of relief.
"I think we are all glad that two-a-days are finally over," Alabama coach Dennis Franchione said. "This is my 30th year of two-a-days, and it's always good to put them to an end. It is also a necessary part of becoming a team. The team is able to bond and the grind of two-a-days builds character.
"We can't succeed without sacrifice, commitment, dedication and tough times. If there is not risk involved, then there are no rewards."
- compiled by Jeff Haws
Cobb finally gets to start
Published: Thu Aug 22, 2002 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 04:23 p.m.