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Chris Todd to remain starting QB

I thought I would share this with all of you courtesy of Charles Goldberg.  

Chris Todd will remain Auburn's quarterback.

That's the word from coach Gene Chizik this Sunday following Saturday's offensively-challenged 31-10 loss to LSU.

``We're not going to make a change this week,'' Chizik said. ``After going back and looking at it, we would have loved for the offensive production to be better. But we're in the month of October and we're going against much tougher competition. We're at the point we have to execute better.

``We still think Chris gives us the best chance to win. It's not like our offense hasn't done it. We have.''

Todd hit 8-of-14 passes for 47 yards against LSU as Auburn lost its third straight game. The Tigers will look to rebound at home against Ole Miss on Saturday.

Chizik said the biggest difference in the passing game is the problems throwing down field.

He said Auburn was passing for 250-260 yards in wins, but it's dropped, overall, to less than a 100 yards in each of the last two games.

"It's not every play, but right now, we're not producing at the level to win these tough football games,'' Chizik said.

Chizik said teams are catching up with the offense. He said it's natural.

"When you get to game seven, eight and nine, they have all your film, and everybody has a good idea what everybody is doing.''

`"We have talked in depth on things we need to look at offensively as a whole,'' Chizik said. He said he and offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn have discussed changes, "but it wasn't specifically related to one guy.''

You can read the rest of what Goldberg got from Chizik's Sunday meeting with reporters by clicking the following link: 

http://blog.al.com/goldmine/2009/10/auburn_sticks_with_chris_todd.html

 

My Thoughts: I don't feel changing QB's right now will change anything.  We knew this was going to be a very difficult season but Chizik must also realize that he doesn't have the honeymoon period most new coaches get in their first year (at least I don't think he does but what do I know).  But thanks to the previous regime we have no depth what so ever on offense or defense.  You can only do so much with what you have and it's times like these we must all practice patience.  I know it's been said a million times since our loss to Arkansas but that's all we can do as fans.  I will be in Auburn for the game against Ole Miss for the dreaded 11:21 start but let's be honest, the late games haven't been all that great lately either.  Maybe we can get things turned around this week.  I will be honest, the way Ole Miss played Arkansas this week in that time slot has me extremely worried.  Especially with flashbacks of how we played Arkansas.  I've got my fingers crossed though.  Anything can happen.

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