Welcome to The Podcast on the Plains, SEC Country’s daily Auburn Football podcast with host Zac Blackerby. On today’s podcast, SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson joins Blackerby to discuss the position battles on the offensive side of the ball that have yet to be decided.
There has been a lot of talk about who will be Auburn’s third-string running back this season. With many hoping and expected freshman Devan Barrett to emerge, SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson shares why he believes Malik Miller should be the third- string running back for the Tigers to start the season. Barrett is only a freshman and may need some time, but many forget that Miller was the third-string back to start the year in 2016. That could become a trend this season, as he may be the favorite to win the job this season.
The offensive line shakeups have finally slowed down. While Auburn had two graduate transfers join the team during the offseason, neither will see a clear path to earn playing time this season. With that in mind, Auburn will have a tremendous amount of depth on the offensive line. With Prince Tega Wanogho and Wilson Bell fighting for the last starting spot on the offensive front, Auburn will be in great hands regardless of who wins the job along Auburn’s versatile front.
The Tigers’ wide receivers have continued to generate buzz this fall as the young, unproven and mysterious group of athletic playmakers continue to impress their coaching staff. Kyle Davis, Nate Craig-Myers, and Darius Slayton all possess a great deal of upside that should be able to help quarterback Jarrett Stidham get comfortable in the new Auburn offense.
Although the offense has had its hiccups the past two seasons and has been bit by the injury bug, the Tigers look prepared for anything opposing defenses can throw against them during the 2017 college football season.
Be on the lookout at 3:30 p.m. ET every weekday for the The Podcast on the Plains.
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