Auburn Tigers 2011 Offensive playbook: Auburn Defensive playbook: 4-3 QB's Cam Newton looks to improve on an up and down 2010 campaign. He finished last season with 15TD's and 17INT's and pitched in on the ground attack with 325 yards and 4TD's. He may be the most important factor in whether Auburn has a successful season. Clint Mosely takes over the #2 spot behind Newton. The sophomore has decent skills and could grow into a dangerous SEC QB. He is not ready yet however. RB'S Onterio McCalebb takes over for the departed Mario Fanin. McCalebb began last year as the starter but was overtaken in week 4 by Fanin after failing to live up to the preseason hype. He enters his Junior year hoping to improve on a woeful 3.7 ypc he posted last season. Michael Dyer, another speedster, will begin the season as the primary backup. Dyer was used as the return specialist last year and did not post a carry. With McCalebb taking over the return duties, look for Dyer to get in early and often to spell him. FB's Senior Eric Smith returns after a solid 2010 season. He won't get the ball often, or ever, but he is a solid blocker who excels at reaching the second level or sealing the edges. RS Freshman Ladarious Philips is the backup who Auburn fans hope doesn't have to see the field. He is just not physically ready for the SEC but some mop-up duty could serve him well. WR's Darvin Adams and Emory Blake form the Tigers wideout attack. They combined for 30 catches and 564 yds with only 2 TD's in 2010. Junior Travante Stallworth takes over the "Kodi Burns position" and has big shoes to fill. He has better speed and acceleration than Burns, but a smaller frame that may not hold up to an SEC beating. RS freshman Shaun Kitchens and true freshman Darryl Jenkins round out the top 5 receivers. TE's Junior Philip Lutzenkirchen returns as the starter. He put up modest numbers at best in 2010 but was asked to block much more than catch. Don't look for this to change. Senior Brandon Mosely enters his last season as a Tiger as the #2 TE. He has great size but his lack of skills really hampers his chances at making an impact. OL A depleted group with 4 true freshman on the 2 deep DC. Senior Jared Cooper is the starting LT protecting Newton's blind side. The LG spot will be occupied by Junior John Sullen. The top 2 centers are both true freshman in Terry McBride and Clint Hughes. McBride is getting the opening day start, but thus will be a season long battle. Another true freshman, Andrew Kennedy, will be starting at RG. Look for Auburn to use his speed on counters and sweeps. At RT, Senior Roszell Gaydon. Probably Auburn's best and most experienced offensive lineman. DL Sophmore Nosa Eguae looks to have a breakout year for the Tigers from his LE spot. Don't be surprised if he is garnering All-SEC attention by season's end. Senior Cameron Henderson narrowly beat out RS freshman Corey Lemonier for the RE spot. Another season long battle. At DT, 1 senior and 4 freshman will look to play DT by committee and sub in a lot to stay fresh. LB's Junior speedster Daren Bates takes over at LOLB. Undersized but incredibly fast, look for Auburn to send him on blitzes and cover slot guys all year. MLB is an extremely thin position for the Tigers. Sophmore Jawara White gets first shot at it but he goes down it's gonna be bad. JUCO Junior and 2* recruit Justin Mcafee is second on the depth chart but some moves may have to be made if injuries hit. Senior Eltoro Freeman starts at ROLB. Good overall skill set shown. CB. After star Senior Neiko Thorpe, there is a huge drop off in talent. The #2 CB will begin with Senior Drew Cole but may turn into a revolving Door. FS Mike Slade enters his final season penciled in as the starting free safety. He will be pushed by true Freshman Thomas Johnson, who the coaches love and may move positions to get him on the field. SS The SS position looks to be in excellent hands with the return of Senior Mike McNeil. Look for McNeil to garnish all kinds of pub all season. K/P Junior Ryan Shoemaker will be taking over the FG and kickoff duties as well as his normal punting duties. Returners Onterio McCalebb successfully pleaded his case to the coaches and will now return to his specialty, returning kicks.