Sunday, October 28, 2007

At last, it's Football Lite

AUBURN -- Ahhh, homecoming. It's a light week leading up to a light game with a chance to write about players down the depth chart.
Problem is, so many of Auburn's freshmen have played this season and been written about.
As Auburn gets set to play OVC opponent Tennessee Tech this week, it'll be interesting to see what Auburn does with quarterback Kodi Burns. The coaches had to burn his redshirt earlier this season, so perhaps he'll get extended action against TTU.
If so, it'll be interesting to see if Al Borges et al let Burns do more than the limited game package he has shown so far this season. Seems like it would help Kodi Burns and help Auburn.
If they need him to play later this season, he will have shown a few more things on film. He has an arm, arguably the strongest arm on the team. Might as well make Georgia and Alabama respect it.
In other notes, it's interesting that Auburn jumped to No. 19 in the AP poll and No. 16 in the coaches' poll with a not-so-impressive showing against Ole Miss. Other teams lost, of course, and maybe this wacky season has taught poll voters to appreciate the value of a win ... style points optional.
Oh, and suspended wide receiver Robert Dunn will be back this week. He's expected to play against TTU.
More details in Monday's Star. Enjoy a beautiful Sunday.
(-:
Joe

1 comment:

Live and Let Blog said...

Auburn has jumped higher than I expected from this week's showing too (especially the coaches poll), but maybe the voters were basing it on the stats showing that Auburn held Ole Miss to less yardage (193) and points than any previous SEC foe this season (I am pretty sure).

Maybe the voters like Auburn's shade of burnt orange and navy blue, I dunno...

Who can figure out the SEC this year?

I too hope young Kodi gets a chance to open up alittle against the likes of Tennessee Tech, you know, something other than a designed run.

Surely he has picked up a substantial grasp of the offensive package since earlier this season.

I will say that while we watched the QB's warm up on Sat., his passes looked flat out ugly. He looks smaller than I thought he did too, not that it matters one bit.

War Eagle,
R.

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