Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Trotter still on the mend and other stuff

The status of backup quarterback Barrett Trotter for Saturday’s game at Kentucky remains unknown.
“I’d like to say it’s all great, but it’s going to be a day-by-day thing still,” Chizik said. “Hopefully, he’ll be ready, but the evaluation process will continue for the next week.”

Numbers worth noting
Auburn is ranked eighth nationally in rushing offense (269 yards per game), 11th in total offense (475.4 yards per game) and 20th in scoring offense (36.6 points per game).
Auburn’s 24 touchdown plays this season have averaged 25.7 yards, including nine plays of 35 or more yards.

Long off the tee
Freshman Joe Mansour has handled most of the kickoffs for Kentucky and has a league-leading 12 touchbacks this season.
Even so, Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has concerns about Mansour’s accuracy.
“We’ve got John Daly kicking off for us,” Phillips said. “He’s got a strong leg, but you don’t know where it’s going to go. But some day he’ll be Greg Norman. He’ll be a guy who can hit it a long way and keep it in play. He was telling me he’s second in the country in kickoffs in the end zone. But he’s first in the country in out of bounds and that’s the thing we can’t do.”

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