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  1. DigginGraves

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    Auburn

    In their first season under the direction of Coach DigginGraves, Auburn has been able to put together a respectable 9-3 record. All three of the Auburn losses this season came to teams in the AP Top 25, although Coach DigginGraves did not find any solice in that stat, "I dont care what they were rated, we were in the Top 25 too and they beat us. We can't lose three games and finish third in the conference next year or the fans aren't going to be happy. Keyes (Auburns Freshman QB) is going to get some great experience in the Capital One Bowl game against Illinois and I expect us to be a very difficult team to play against next season. We have gained some speed through recruiting and expect to challenge for the conference and national title next year"

    Auburn (9-3) will play Illinois (9-3) for the Capital One Bowl to determine which team may well finish in the top 10 when the season is over. One thing is for sure in Auburn, the future looks as bright as ever with Keyes leading the offense for the next three seasons. As Auburn heads to the Capital One Bowl, they can hold their heads high knowing they overcame plenty of injuries and early losses in what turned out to be a tough first season under coach DigginGraves. Can Auburn reach the 10 win mark with a Bowl Victory? Coach DigginGraves sure thinks so, "If we lose this bowl game, I will shave my head and tattoo an ass crack on the top of it for you all to see how I feel." Known for his brash comments, coach DigginGraves better put forth as much effort preparing for the game as he did preparing for this interview or Auburn may fall one short of the 10 win mark this season. Tune in after the game for a recap of the Capital One Bowl.
     
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    Auburn Wins the Capital One Bowl
    Auburn was able to down Illinois 51-17 in what turned out to be a lopsided victory at this years Capital One Bowl game. The Auburn defense was simply too much for the Illinois offense to handle, the combination of speed and power was able to overcome anything Illinois could produce.

    Senior halfback, Mario Fannin had a tremendous game for Auburn in what will be his final game of a storied NCAA career. As the leader and captain of this years Auburn football squad, Fannin was heavily leaned upon for large portions of the season. His speed and agility gave Freshman QB Jamarcus Keyes the ability to develop his game while the defense was forced to focus in on Fannin. In a strange twist of fate, Fannin may be forced to skip the NFL Combine this year as he had his elbow dislocated in the fourth quarter, an injury that would have kept him out of the lineup for up to 12 weeks.

    Auburn will see the typical string of Seniors move on at seasons end, but the future looks brighter than ever in Auburn with a new speedy receiving core and steadily developing QB Jemarcus Keyes leading the powerfull offense.
     
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    Auburn off to a 5-0 start...

    After a quick start to the season, Auburn sits at a comfortable 5-0 mark. The trouble for this young Auburn team has been staying healthy. With four starters sitting out to long term injury, the team will need to focus on ball control and defense if they plan on fullfilling those National Championship aspirations.

    Young freshman RB Romeo has torn his quadricep and will be forced to sit on the sideline for atleast 8 weeks. The young speedy runningback has been a regular in heisman talks this year and was poised to become one of NCAA's all time leading Freshman running backs. With 94 speed and the agility to back it up, Romeo will focus on the playbook and gameplan for the rest of the season as he prepares for a sophmore season where he will be counted on as a young talented team leader.

    With Romeo going down to injury, the door has again been left open for sophmore QB Jemarcus Keyes who has thrown 10 touchdown passes already this year with only 3 interceptions. With Keyes and Romeo both returning next season, the Auburn offense will be one of the best in the nation.

    Only time will tell if Auburn can work through the plethora of injuries the team is facing this season. Should AU be able to maintain their current pace for the rest of the season, they will be quite a force in the bowl series with all the pieces of the puzzle back in place.
     

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