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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tigers reaping benefits of deeper defensive line

My story in today's newspaper is about the defensive line. Here's how it starts:
AUBURN, Ala. — Ted Roof was blunt in his assessment of why redshirt freshman Nosa Eguae jumped past senior Michael Goggans to start at one of Auburn’s defensive end positions last Saturday.

“Our decision is based on performance,” the defensive coordinator said, pulling no punches. “Anytime there’s competition, that’s the kind of environment you want to create. And it’ll make everybody better.”

So far, that appears to be true for a defensive line that has been the strongest part of the Auburn defense.

The Tigers’ front four brutalized South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia and neutralized freshman phenom running back Marcus Lattimore in a 35-27 win last week.

Auburn had three sacks and 15 quarterback hurries in addition to holding the SEC’s one-time second-leading rusher to 33 yards on 14 carries, mostly due to the defensive line’s efforts.
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3 comments:

Lance said...

Andy- enjoyed the article. Glad to see the improved D line play. Hope they continue to improve game by game. They can really make an impact in the game.

Noticed tha you may want to change out "rush end Antonio Coleman" for "Hot Boy Antoine Carter".

Thanks for all you do!

easyedwin said...

In other words......he got beat out.

Andy Bitter said...

Ugh, a stupid mistake on Carter. I fixed it. I even mentioned him as Carter later in the story.

Too many ACs.