July 31, 2007

Auburn reloading on the offensive line

Replacing four of five starters on the offensive line would be a concern for any college coach. But Auburn's Hugh Nall exudes a quiet confidence when talking about this year's unit.

A veteran of over 25 years of college coaching including the last 12 in the SEC, Nall has coached a lot of offensive lines but he's rarely, if ever, had this much talent at his disposal.

For the first time in recent memory, Auburn will line up three and four-deep at all five offensive line positions.

"This is certainly the most depth we've had since I've been at Auburn," said Nall. "There's going to be a lot of competition.

"I like every one of them and enjoy coaching them but I'm going to play the best five. I don't care who they are, what year they are or where they're from."

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