|Kerryon Johnson & Kamryn Pettway photo courtesy OANOW|
As I write this, it's just 10 short days until gameday on the Plains. The excitement is building, and reasonably so. Auburn is ranked inside or near the Top 10 in most major preseason polls.
The QB situation has been sewn up, leaving just the starting offensive line, and the 3rd string Running Back to list before the depth chart on offense is known.
The offensive line is listed among the most experienced lines in the country. Having that experience, and the talent level, leaves little to worry about. The coaches believe any of at least 8 guys have the ability, and have earned the right to start. That is truly great news.
The situation at RB is different this season. No doubt Auburn has a very good tandem in the backfield. Kerryon Johnson, and Kamryn Pettway have proven they can deliver in any game situation.
Durability has been an issue, although it has been a focus in the offseason for both. Pettway stated in an interview that he has trimmed his body fat percentage from 11% to just 8% and believes he is faster. Good news to say the least.
Because of the issues in the past with durability, there has been a real focus on finding a third man in the backfield. The number 3 is popular in this search as there 3 individuals that Gus Malzahn stated were vying for this spot. Kam Martin, Malik Miller, and Devan Barrett.
Martin has plenty of game experience in a backup role last season.
In his most recent presser, Coach Malzahn talked about the guys in this competition. Give a listen, and thanks for stopping by.