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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fannin's last chance is where he started

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

AUBURN, Ala. — After years of waiting, Mario Fannin knows this is his last chance.

Auburn’s multi-purpose senior, whose career odyssey has taken him from running back to receiver to returner to H-back, is finally back where it all started — in the offensive backfield, ready to carry the ball as much as the Tigers are willing to let him.

“You can tell there’s a little more urgency to him this year,” Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn said. “He’s really focused. I really feel like he wants to have a great senior year.

It’s now or never for Fannin, a 5-foot-11, 227-pound former running back of the future, who’s claim to that throne has had its share of false starts. Don’t think that fact is lost on him.

“It’s a blessing being able to play tailback at Auburn,” said Fannin, who played H-back last year. “There have been a lot of great guys who have come through here, so being part of that tradition is big.”
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If he can just hold onto the ball he can have a better year than Tate did.

I think Mario has more ability to avoid tackles than many of Auburn's previous backs.