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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Saturday's In the Spring

Winter? What winter?

This Saturday, the first real scrimmage of the 2014 spring session will take place. Your Auburn Tigers will look to separate the wheat from the chaff as it were, as these are the real tests of who starts to create a distance between themselves and their competition.

Not that any starters will be named, it is way too early for that. This Saturday represents the first taste of actual football the team will enjoy since the last defensive stand of the BCS Championship game.

The key positions that are truly up for grabs are embroiled in some really interesting battles. The first of which is at left tackle, where Greg Robinson once toiled his trade. Robinson will represent Auburn well in the NFL, and hopefully, he remains healthy enough to have a prosperous career. 

Robinson spent most of last season as a part of the unit that led the country in yardage per game running the football. Auburn averaged 328.29 yards in each contest, at a remarkable 6.3 yards per carry. The individual who wins the starting job at left tackle this year, will have to be as adept at pass blocking as he is at run blocking. 

Auburn's offense should be a masterful mix of pass and run, with the explosive ability to score from anywhere on the field. We covered the Wide Receivers earlier in our "Looking Forward" series. Click on the link to see that post. 

While it's true that we will not be privy to what happens inside Jordan-Hare this Saturday, we can rest our hope in this; This team is hungry, and they are focused. Comforting thoughts so far away from the kickoff of the 2014 season. The Tigers are hosting Arkansas on August 30th.

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