September 6, 2011

Simply communicating

There are several reasons why the Auburn defense struggled last week in a 42-38 win over Utah State.

The lack of on-field communications is one.

"It wasn't there last game," Jake Holland said.

And Holland should know. The second-year sophomore was the Tigers' starting middle linebacker against the Aggies.

"The middle linebacker is the leader of the defense. He's got to make sure everybody receives the call," said Holland. "That's definitely the key for everybody to get lined up and knowing their assignment and that didn't happen."

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