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Cam Newton - haha just kidding. Jeff Burger or Patrick Nix
So did you go to Clay-Chalkville? Brandon went to Hewitt Trussville right?
Brandon Cox for me. Besides a couple interception nightmare games, Cox was an accuracy machine off of play action and he was a consistent problem for every SEC defense. He took 2004's offense over and put up better numbers as the SEC #1 Offense in 2005. He's tough as nails, (see LSU 2006), confident, and a great leader. Downsides were limited mobility and arm strength.
This post was edited by WarrrEagle 14 months ago
Auburn from day one.
Brandon Cox, Chris Todd are the two that float to the top in my mind.
I think you're spot on OP. Brandon Cox battled back from a pretty serious medical condition and put up solid stats and won football games. I still think that 2005 team was, top to bottom, one of Tubs most talented. They laid a few eggs, and there was the LSU game, but Brandon Cox was a big part of the winning we did. Brandon also upset top ranked Florida two years in a row, which is pretty impressive. Oh, and he never lost to Alabama.
Chris Todd set a bunch of records as the starter in 2009 (all broken the following year by Cam), but he is more often the butt of jokes than someone who is praised for his performance. He isn't the best QB we have ever had. Doesn't even enter the discussion for top 5, but what he did was pretty remarkable.
This post was edited by MattAU05 14 months ago
"There's no doubt, we're going up."
You guys are too young - Randy Walls.
There are three that come to mind having watched Auburn football since 1954...
1. Reggie Slack - a two year full-time starter ('88 & '89) and won SEC titles both years....he went 6-0 as a starter in all his (6) starts against UF, UGA, and Bama (undefeated in Amen Corner). You cannot do much better than that as an Auburn starting QB....some recognize Reggie for his talent, leadership, and achievements, but many Auburn fans do not....but, for my money, he's the most unappreciated and overlooked QB in Auburn history.
2. Randy Campbell - while acknowledged by some as a key performer in '82 & '83 and given credit (again, by some) for quarterbacking Auburn to it's first SEC title ('83) in years - he does not get the credit he deserves, IMO. The 20-4 regular season record, 2-0 bowl record, and SEC title he led his two teams to in '82 & '83 are not only hard to beat for any two year QB at Auburn, his leadership enabled Pat Dye to jump start the Auburn program after an initial 5-6 record in his first year on the Plains. Without Randy's steady hand, undeniable mental and physical toughness, and supreme leadership, Pat Dye may have taken a little longer than just 3 years to take Auburn's program from the pits of the SEC (1980) to the top of the SEC in just 3 years (1983).
3. Randy Walls - QB of the most overachieving Auburn team of all time....the 1972 Amazins'. He couldn't run or throw (at least that's what some folks would have you believe) and nobody on campus, Including Randy Walls or his family and friends, ever saw him as the replacement for Pat Sullivan in 1972. But Randy was smart, Randy was strong and physical, and Randy knew how to play QB for Shug Jordan. And Randy always thought Auburn was the best team on the field and played like it...with confidence and flair. We won a National Title in 1957 with a similar QB, one who "couldn't run or throw"....all he could do was beat you...that was Lloyd Nix. But Lloyd got a lot of credit and a lot of recognition for that achievement and still does today (deservedly so). I'm not sure many Auburn folks talk about Randy Walls much today. But he gave Auburn fandom....and me....one of the best AND most ENJOYABLE Auburn football seasons of my life.
This post was edited by thewatcher 14 months ago
As I recall that year, he had almost no turnovers which is quite a feet running the wishbone. He didn't make mistakes to loose games. Thing I rember most is he won.
Cox became only the second Auburn quarterback to be 3–0 against Alabama, with his predecessor, Jason Campbell, being the other quarterback to record this feat
Tommy Traylor is a great choice. He played back up to Loren Carter in 1968 and he might have been thinking "with Loren graduating I'll be the starter in 69." Unfortunately for him, fortunately for us, Pat was playing freshman ball on the plains in 68 and we all know what he did. Traylor was very good and, as someone else posted, would have started at a lot of other places. If Pat had gone down I would have never worried about Tommy going into the game. He was really good but had the bad luck of playing behind a couple of guys who were better.
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