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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Auburn cornerbacks low on depth but high on talent

I wrote a story for today's newspaper about Auburn's cornerbacks. Here's how it starts:

AUBURN, Ala. — At 22 years old, Walt McFadden feels old. The fifth-year senior is by far the dean of the Auburn cornerbacks — a wise, battled-tested veteran leader whose younger teammates have taken to calling “Daddy Walt.”

“I’m trying to get away from that,” McFadden said, feeling even older because of the nickname. “I’m still their age, you know?”

While McFadden doesn’t necessarily enjoy the moniker, he has embraced taking under his wing the youthful trio of Neiko Thorpe, Harry Adams and Demond Washington, a group of cornerbacks expected to get the majority of playing time this season.

“I don’t think there’s a weak link back there,” McFadden said.

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1 comment:

AUsome04 said...

Good article Andy. You always have a different perspective. I think McFadden and Thorpe staying healthy all year will make a talented tandem for our defense. McFadden will be NFL bound after this season.