OK, so, during the dragging, sweaty, uncomfortable months of summer, we flippantly mentioned that we would be profiling every player on the team. It will only be fun and worthwhile, we decided, if we were both informative AND funny. Well, it would be really fun if we were drunk the entire time, but that’s neither here nor there. Thus, for these ten weeks leading up to the UL game, we will have at least one profile a day. We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed the idea of doing them, but not the actual task. Oh, and we see the egregious “that’s what she said” in the headline.
We’d also like to use this italicized space to apologize to the families of the players whose last names end in ‘A’ or ‘B’ because these early ones might suck a little.
A different Austin Moss.
Boring, Obligatory Vitals
Hometown– Hopkinsville, Ky.
Unfair comparison to NFL-er: Let’s see. Austin is a city and Moss is a plant (I think?). Obviously, he is just like Chiefs’ rookie corner Brandon (Fla.) Flowers. But, he’s nothing like this Brandon Flowers.
Most interesting fact from his media guide bio: His older brother, Ravi, was a walk-on for UK’s basketball team. You might have heard of him. Interesting fact not found in his media guide bio: His brother walked directly ahead of me at graduation, making the smattering of applause for “Thomas Joseph Beisner” seem even more pathetic in the wake of his racuous cheers from the crowd for Ravi. Yeah, I’m still bitter.
Something we made up about him: He’s the best man in Broseph’s wedding.
Items of legitimate interest: Moss made the team as a walk-on in 2005 and impressed coaches with his work on the scout team in 2005 and 2006, when he was named Most Valuable Defensive Scout Team Player. Has landed on the SEC Academic Honor Roll in the last two years. He also has a big butt.
Outlook for 2008, based on light research by our minions: The coaches are tinkering with Moss at defensive end after spending his UK career at tackle. He’ll likely spend most of his time backing up Jesus Jarmon, but after a solid spring camp, it would be safe to say that Moss will be a strong part of the rotation on the defensive line.