Saturday, October 31, 2009
A tale of two quarterbacks
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
The quarterback play, period, in the SEC has been hard to figure this season.
Ole Miss’ Jevan Snead and Auburn’s Chris Todd have been two of the hardest quarterbacks to get a read on.
Snead was being mentioned in the Heisman Trophy race coming into the season, but got off to a slow start and really seemed to struggle with his confidence.
But in the past two games, Snead looked a lot closer to the player who finished last season with 16 touchdown passes and three interceptions. He also got off to a good start Saturday against Auburn, but the bottom sort of fell out in the second quarter. He has to play with more consistency and more confidence if the Rebels are going to close this season with a flurry.
Todd, on the other hand, looked like he might be on the verge of losing his job based on the way he played the past couple of weeks. That’s after starting the season and with 12 touchdown passes and one interception in his first five games.
But Todd played much better in the first half against Ole Miss, and the Tigers took a 10-7 lead into halftime.