Clayton meets OM's new offensive coordinator
Clayton Moore
Mississippi Scout
Posted Jan 30, 2008


The 6' 2", 205 pound State Champion signal caller out of Louisville made his second unofficial visit in as many weeks to Oxford to talk with the new Ole Miss staff.

"I went up there this morning to meet Coach (Kent) Austin," commented Clayton Moore.

What did the two discuss?

"We talked about what he had accomplished as a player at Ole Miss and in the CFL and what he had accomplished as a coach in the CFL. Then we got to talking about how he evaluates QB's and how he handles players and how Coach Nutt handles players. I just think with that staff, they are going to turn it around."

How does Coach Austin evaluate QB's?

"He said you can not always judge a QB by the highlight film alone. He wants to see the QB in person. He wants to see how they walk, talk, dress, just how they carry themselves. He also wants to see how they throw the ball in person. And he said he wants to see how they handle themselves in pressure situations. If they throw a pick, do they blow up or respond? Just things like that."

What impressed Moore the most about the new offensive coordinator?

"A bunch of things, really. But mostly the biggest thing I liked about Coach Austin was his honesty. It was not about him, it is about the players. They are going to take care of their players. He was real straight forward. He did not play around. Coach just jumped right into it. He was kind of soft spoken too, but spoke with great confidence. You can tell he was a great QB in his day just by being around him. He is very confident."

Moore left Ole Miss with a good taste in his mouth.

"I guess the best way for me to put it is that I am very happy with my situation with Ole Miss. I really like it up there a whole/whole lot. I have good vibes about Ole Miss."

Clayton threw for 3,046 yards, rushed for 850, and totaled 40 total TD's last season.

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