December 26, 2008
Auburn junior DE leaning towards NFL?
Auburn junior defensive end Antonio Coleman has a lot of questions he'd like to have answered before he announces his intentions Jan. 3 on whether to return for his senior season or enter the NFL Draft.
None of the questions however are more important to him than who would be coaching him should he decide to return.
Coleman knows who the head coach is. Gene Chizik filled that vacancy Dec. 13. But nearly two weeks later, the first-year coach has named only one on-field assistant, James Willis.
"It's really hard. I've sat down and talked to Chizik, but I don't know what defensive coordinator he's bringing in or what defensive line coach he's bringing in," Coleman said. "I don't know what defense, if he'll run a 4-3 or a little 3-4? There are just a lot of questions right now up in the air."
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