August 12, 2013

Myriad options


AUBURN | Tim Horton has options.


Lots of options.


The Auburn assistant coach, who works with the Tigers' running backs, has been impressed with the way his veterans and newcomers alike have performed this fall. Becoming fit enough to thrive throughout one of Gus Malzahn's up-tempo practices is no small feat and this group, five tailbacks and a pair of full-time fullbacks, has managed the task without incident.


That success has affected how Horton forecasts the group's performance this fall.


"I just don't see how one guy is going to be in position to get 30 carries in a game," Horton said recently. "We have so many guys who are showing me things on and off the field. I can't imagine a situation where one guy becomes head-and-shoulders better than the others. It'll be a blend. It'll be three or four guys."

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