War Eagle!

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Selma Times-Journal

At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Selma Quarterback Club, the orange and blue may have outnumbered those in the crimson and white, but the minority’s voices were still heard.

Tommy Tuberville was Tuesday night’s guest speaker just days before his Tigers take on the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech.

Tuberville said that one of the most common questions that he gets both in and out of season is: "Hey Coach, how’s your team going to do this season?&uot;

The simple response from the coach: "I don’t know.&uot;

After being left out of the national championship picture, he is very supportive of a playoff system, but also realistic about it not happening.

But, with that aside, Tuberville was more than happy to talk about his team.

Tuesday afternoon at practice, Tuberville’s Tigers had the opportunity to put on the game day gear for the first time and play in it.

"The uniforms have gotten so tight now that they spend probably 15-20 minutes just trying to get their stuff on.&uot;

Tuberville also touched on two of Selma’s standouts that donned the orange and blue &045; Ben Obomanu and Brett Holliman

When asked about Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech, Tuberville pointed out that the Jackets have a very talented quarterback and wide receiver.

According to the club’s Captain Norm Trotter, the first official meeting of the season was a positive one.

The Quarterback Club is also planning different fundraisers to help raise money for their scholarship fund.

The first event, a golf tournament, is set for Sept. 30. The next meeting is set for Sept. 6. The speaker will be Mrs. Barbara Dooley, wife of former UGA AD, Vince Dooley..

The event is being billed as "Ladies night.&uot;