December 27, 2009

Moseley motivated for run at starting job

When the quarterback race came to an end in August it was Clint Moseley that ended up on the scout team.

He could have sulked or just gone through the motions but the true freshman decided to make the best of the situation.

"You might as well put 100 percent into it and try to help the team," Moseley said. "It's not a humongous help to the team, but it does help and to help them in any way, I wanted to do that, whether it was just little things that other quarterbacks did, I just felt like it was appropriate."

The scout team offense spends most of practice working against the first-team defense. While offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn didn't have an opportunity to watch much of Moseley this fall, he received favorable reviews from defensive coordinator Ted Roof.

"Coach Roof has been bragging about him all year down there on the scout team and he's watched extra film and really taken it upon himself to make our team and our defense better," Malzahn said.

"After he got over a little bit of the disappointment of redshirting, he went to work. He did everything. He showed up early and stayed after late and did some things. And it'll make him nothing but better as he gets a chance to compete for the job."

That chance to compete for the 2010 starting job has already started during bowl practice. Moseley, along with redshirt freshman Barrett Trotter, has seen his reps with the first- and second-team offense increase dramatically over the past few weeks behind starter Chris Todd and backup Neil Caudle.

Malzahn has been impressed.

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