September 20, 2007

Notebook: Will Lester be back for NMSU?

There are a number of reasons for Auburn's lack of production on offense. Playing without starting tailback Brad Lester certainly hasn't helped a rushing offense that ranks ninth in the SEC.

But the academic suspension that's kept Lester off the playing field for the first three games could be close to a resolution according to AU head coach Tommy Tuberville.

"I think (we'll) hear something in the next 48 hours or so," said Tuberville following a short practice Thursday morning.

Lester has continued to practice with the team and Tuberville says the junior is in game shape

"He could play this afternoon," said Tuberville.


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