News:Austyn Carta-Samuels impressed in Vanderbilt's spring game, Edward Aschoff of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:Austyn Carta-Samuels started two seasons at Wyoming before backing up former starting quarterback Jordan Rodgers last year. His experience and well-documented leadership will play a large role in determining the starting quarterback at Vanderbilt for 2013.
News:Austyn Carta-Samuels started at Georgia on Saturday but was quickly replaced by Jordan Rodgers after completing 1-of-2 passes for 13 yards.
Analysis:Austyn Carta-Samuels found success against lowly Presbyterian last week, but an SEC opponent showed his shortcomings. It looks like Jordan Rodgers will start under center next week at Mizzou, though neither gunslinger is worth starting at this point in time.
News:Austyn Carta-Samuels will start against Georgia on Saturday, the Tennessean reports.
Analysis:Austyn Carta-Samuels did well in a pushover match against Presbyterian last week, but he could be in for a rude awakening in his first game against SEC talent. The Georgia defense is among the least friendly defenses in the conference, so don't start ACS this week.
News:Austyn Carta-Samuels got the start at quarterback Saturday against Presbyterian and led the Commodores to victory, completing 13-of-20 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis: Coach James Franklin had been unhappy with quarterback Jordan Rodgers' inconsistent play through Vandy's first two games, but there did not seem to be a quarterback controversy until Austyn Carta-Samuels got the starting nod. It remains to be seen if Carta-Samuels will start next weekend against a much tougher opponent in the Georgia Bulldogs.