Moseley Excited By Chizik's Staff Hires

Alabama's Mr. Football Clint Moseley talks about hearing from new Auburn coach Gene Chizik and the hires of Gus Malzahn and James Willis.

Leroy, Ala.--For Alabama's Mr. Football Clint Moseley, the 2008 season has been a whirlwind of activity. Winning his third consecutive football state championship earlier this month, Moseley has turned his attention to recruiting as several colleges have moved into the picture for the 6-5, 200 All-State performer.

One of those is the Auburn Tigers. Offered by Auburn assistant coach James Willis during the coaching search that eventually led to Gene Chizik, Moseley says right now he's just in limbo waiting to see how he fits in with the new staff.

"Chizik called on Christmas Day actually," Moseley tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "He told me they were going to be getting a coordinator in the next two or three days and then they would begin to evaluate as soon as they get into Auburn or when they could. He said he had heard nothing but good things about me. He said they would evaluate my film and let me know something."

Moseley says one of the things he feels like he's got going for him is the addition of Willis on Chizik's staff. Unsure of whether Chizik would retain Willis, Moseley says he's happy to know the linebacker coach would still be with the Tigers.

"I think that helps me," Moseley says. "Coach Willis is one of my favorites. He came through for me like he said he would. I'm really glad he's still a coach there."

The newest addition to the Auburn staff is one who will play an even bigger role in Moseley's future with the Tigers. That is offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn. Hired on Sunday by Chizik, the Tulsa coordinator and former coach at Arkansas is known as a great teacher of quarterbacks and it has sown the last two seasons.

At Tulsa this season David Johnson finished second on the country in pass efficiency and threw for 3,866 yards and 43 touchdowns. In 2007 Paul Smith was fourth in pass efficiency with 5,065 passing yards and 47 scores. Moseley says he doesn't know a great deal about Malzahn, but the numbers speak for themselves. He adds though that it won't matter if he doesn't like what he sees on film.

"That's great," Moseley says. "It's important because I would like to throw the football a lot. It doesn't really mean anything if he doesn't like me though."

Moseley is getting ready for baseball season and the chance to win his third consecutive baseball state title as well. He was recently named Alabama's Mr. Football for 2008 and says that honor is one that he'll cherish forever.

"It's a big honor for not only my family, but the city of Leroy and the school," Moseley says. "It kind of puts Leroy on the map."

With Auburn firmly on the radar, Moseley says he's still got several colleges he's looking at and has set up two visits for the month of January. He's already visited Marshall in early December on an official visit.

"Right now I've got Arkansas State and South Alabama set up," Moseley says. "That's all right now. I'm also looking at Auburn and I have talked to South Carolina. They've got my film, but I don't know where that one is going to go."


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