Auburn QB Clint Moseley Reportedly Will Not Return to Tigers in 2013

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 9, 2013

Junior quarterback Clint Moseley is leaving the Auburn football team
Junior quarterback Clint Moseley is leaving the Auburn football teamFrederick Breedon/Getty Images

Auburn Tigers junior quarterback Clint Moseley will reportedly be leaving the football team.

Justin Hokanson of broke the news Wednesday night on Twitter:

BREAKING: Junior QB Clint Moseley leaving the #Auburn football program, has learned @rivals

— Justin Hokanson (@JHokanson) January 10, 2013

Charles Goldberg of the Birmingham News reported that Moseley does in fact plan to stay at the school and graduate.

Moseley's father confirmed as much to Phillip Marshall of Auburn Underground. From Marshall's article:

"I'm still in shock," said Dean Moseley, Clint Moseley's father. "I had no idea. It was his decision."

Dean Moseley said his son will not transfer.

"He's going to stay at Auburn and get his degree," Dean Moseley said. "It's still 'War Eagle' as far as I'm concerned."

2012 was a year to forget for the Tigers.

Just a little less than two years after winning the national title, Auburn finished the regular season 3-9 (0-8 in SEC). The nadir of the season came with a 49-0 loss in the Iron Bowl to the Alabama Crimson Tide.

It cost Gene Chizik his job, with Gus Malzahn taking over.

Moseley was a 3-star recruit and the 19th-best quarterback of the 2009 recruiting class. He was named Mr. Football in Alabama during his senior season, winning an Alabama 2A state title.

The quarterback has had a largely unspectacular career while with the Tigers. Over his three years with the program, Moseley threw for 1,173 yards and six touchdowns.

Goldberg explains how injuries were partly to blame for his failure to make an impact while on the team.

2012 was especially unkind as he suffered a shoulder injury in the spring, which slowed him down in the beginning of the year. Then Moseley got an ankle injury that ended his season.

Moseley is no doubt a loss for Malzahn.

However, freshman Jonathan Wallace and sophomore Kiehl Frazier would have been vying for the starting role at the start of next season anyway.

While they're the only two quarterbacks on scholarship, those two are the present and future at quarterback for Auburn.