March 21, 2008

Johnson, Evans in tight battle at WLB

While the quarterback competition has garnered most of the attention during Auburn's first 10 practices of the spring, a big battle at weakside linebacker has managed to slip under the radar.

Senior Chris Evans returns as Auburn's starter at Will linebacker but he's faced a fierce challenge from fellow senior Merrill Johnson.

"It's an outstanding competition," said AU linebacker coach James Willis. "Right now, both guys are starters."

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