Auburn QB Clint Moseley Leaves Tigers Football Program

Michael DulkaContributor IJanuary 19, 2013

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31:  Clint Moseley #15 of the Auburn Tigers warms up prior to facing the Virginia Cavaliers during the 2011 Chick Fil-A Bowl at Georgia Dome on December 31, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Quarterback Clint Moseley has left the Auburn Tigers football team but will remain at the school. According to The Associated Press, head coach Gus Malzahn spoke of Moseley's decision to quit the football team. 

It appears that Moseley has made the decision not to transfer and play football elsewhere next season. According to the AP, Moseley will stay in school and work on finishing up his degree. 

Moseley played a significant role in three games this season. In those three games, Auburn lost them all by a combined score of 82-40. Moseley didn't play particularly well in those games. He completed 38-of-59 passes for 373 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. 

Jonathan Wallace got his opportunity down the stretch of the season and played well enough to earn the starting job going into next season. While Moseley finished the year with a rating of 111.1, Wallace finished the year with a rating of 139.6. In addition to out-passing Moseley, Wallace proved himself as more athletic and able to scramble. 

The prospect of having Wallace grow into the position over the next few seasons also seemed to factor into the decision. 

Prior to this season, Moseley got some extended playing time during his sophomore year. Moseley ends his Auburn career with 1,173 passing yards, completing 104 of his 168 passes. He threw six touchdowns and six interceptions.  

As a junior, Moseley's decision to leave the football team is understandable. After getting beat out by a freshman, his prospects of playing at Auburn next year were limited. However, it's surprising that Moseley won't be continuing his career at this point.