October 27, 2008

Lester hoping to get back on track

For his first two seasons, touchdowns seem to come easy for Brad Lester.

But lately they've been hard to come by for Auburn's senior running back, who broke a six-game scoreless streak with a 16-yard touchdown catch against West Virginia.

"I was pretty excited (about the touchdown) but a W would have been nice to go along with it," Lester said.

Lester scored 17 touchdowns as a freshman and sophomore, serving as the top backup to Kenny Irons. But the last two seasons, when Lester was expected to take on a bigger role in the offense, he's found the endzone just five times.

Lester is hoping to finish his college career on a high note with the help of an offense, which appears to be morphing back to what the Tigers ran in Lester's first three seasons.

"They're trying to get us the ball, try to get us more downhill and try to get us some passes out of the backfield, like more screen plays and stuff like that," Lester said. "They have a good gameplan for the running backs and also for the receivers and for everybody else.

"With the plays and stuff like that, I feel like we're running a lot of same plays as last year and we installed some more stuff today, and a lot of plays from last year."

Lester said the transition to a different offense midway through the season has been tough but he feels like everyone is starting to pick things up better now, including quarterback Kodi Burns.

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