There's a dinner party at a friend's house on Sept. 1—it is a celebration of sorts.
My wife and I entered a shoe store because she had just purchased the dress she was going to wear—of course there must be new shoes as well!
We looked around at five pair of shoes, each something a little different that offered something the others did not.
My mind, of course, wandered into the realm of football at this time, because shoe shopping is not my best talent.
I thought about Auburn and the decision that is not being made on the Plains about the starting quarterback position.
Who is it going to be?
Two veterans, well, they have played before at least. Two highly touted freshmen. One guy who has waited his turn.
What do you do if you are Gene Chizik or Gus Malzahn?
You wait until the last minute to make your decision.
Sounds good, except in the SEC you have to have a mistake-free quarterback to be successful.
Kodi Burns and Chris Todd have not proved to be that leader. Obviously, nobody else has either.
Neil Caudle has waited and waited, and is still waiting apparently. The Junior from Spain Park High School in Hoover, AL. started to make headway in the Spring, but was sent to second session practices in favor of Todd during Fall camp.
Throughout fall practices, all but Moseley have taken equal snaps. Moseley has said he feels he is out of the race thus far, but did throw a touchdown pass in the latest scrimmage.
But that scrimmage was thought to be the tell-all signs needed to name that starting quarterback, unfortunately for the Tigers faithful, it has not been so far.
Chizik remains mum about the situation noting that there will be film sessions on evaluating the talent under center.
Still, though, nobody is even a front-runner.
Burns and Todd seem to still be getting a little more of a look, assuming, due to their experience, but Caudle has never seen the field of play during an SEC game. How can anyone dismiss the player that was once the top rated quarterback in the Southeast by most major recruiting services?
Rollinson, a "true passer" as his high school coach proclaims, is probably not going to get the opportunity to start this season for Auburn, but nothing is completely ruled out.
Which is why I can not understand this coaching staff's decision-making, or lack thereof.
We are 24 days away, Coach Chizik. Coach Malzahn's offense is centered around timing routes.
The starting quarterback will not have what it takes to run this offense before Sept. 5.
And my wife still will not know what shoes go better with that dress, either.