Flags flying above Jordan-Hare Stadium commemorate Auburn’s national championship teams of 1957 and 2010. The school now might add flags for other years, such as 1983, 1993 and 2004.
Most of debate surrounding the “Best QB in the SEC” has centered on three names:
1. Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel
2. Alabama’s AJ McCarron
3. Georgia’s Aaron Murray
Each have their supporters. Each have their detractors.
But South Carolina’s Connor Shaw (who is from Flowery Branch) was lost in the shuffle of the M&M&M Boys.
He had an outstanding season, throwing for 2,447 yards, with 24 TDs and one interception in 287 attempts. He saved his best for the bowl win over Wisconsin, when he went 22-for-25 for 312 yards and three TDs.
I wrote in October that he was the toughest QB in the SEC, but now Shaw is gaining attention from NFL teams heading into this year’s draft.
He looked strong in practices leading up to last Saturday’s NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl and has been invited to the combine.
Here’s what ESPN’s Todd McShay said about Shaw during the week leading to the NFLPA game:
“He’s going to be one of five or six quarterbacks sitting in the room (of an NFL team’s