September 9, 2007

Notebook: Tuberville sticking with Cox

It's been an inauspicious start for quarterback Brandon Cox and AU's offense. Through the first two games, Cox, a fifth-year senior, has barely completed 50 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and four interceptions.

The Tigers have scored just three offensive touchdowns in the first two games but AU head coach Tommy Tuberville says this is not a time for panic.

"He's made some obvious mistakes but you don't just ditch a guy that's won 20 games the last two years," said Tuberville. "You would hope things start clicking. Obviously anybody is subject to having somebody else go in for him but we've still got confidence in Brandon."

Tuberville thinks Cox's biggest problem this season has been trying to do too much and forcing throws into coverage.

"I think sometimes Brandon takes more on himself and tries to make more plays than he should, especially in games like last night," said Tuberville. "We could have turned the ball over even more times.

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