Replacing a legend is never easy, but imagine stepping in at quarterback for the NFL's No. 1 overall pick on a defending national championship team.
Those are the shoes Barrett Trotter is trying to fill at Auburn as Cam Newton's replacement. So far he's done well under center for the Tigers. But he has an outlet for his emotions no matter what happens on the field.
Trotter got a guitar on his "15th or 16th birthday" and started playing for no apparent reason. He says a buddy taught him how to play "Sweet Home Alabama", and he was hooked.
Trotter's mom is a music teacher and his father used to be a music minister.
While some critics will say Trotter has a better chance of winning the affections of Simon Cowell than the Auburn fan base, he's not the only Tigers star who has a musical ear.
Teammate Dee Ford, a defensive end, tells CBS 42 he's "always been musically involved since I was born, so my whole life has been football and music."
So Trotter and Ford have joined up.
"We actually have kind of like a goofy little band called 'Jimmy Dean and the Breakfast Trio.' We just play like blue grass stuff." Trotter says.
Whatever Trotter is doing off the field isn't hurting his performance on it; Auburn coach Gene Chizik told the Birmingham News he's very happy with his starting quarterback.
"Barrett is exactly what we envisioned him to be," Chizik said. "When we made the decision that he was the starting quarterback, I said he was poised and he was confident."
The Tigers have the nation's longest winning streak at 17 games.