April 9, 2009

Auburn focusing on ball security

Auburn's first scrimmage included a few too many turnovers and dropped passes for head coach Gene Chizik.

Frankly, it's something the Tigers can't afford to do with an offense that lacks a lot of proven playmakers and is trying to transition into a new system.

"Protecting the football is an issue right now," Chizik said. "We've got to understand the importance of it. Our margin for error is slim."

That point is being drilled into Auburn's offensive players every practice.

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