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Antonya English

Auburn not expected to make QB change against Florida

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October

Auburn coach Gene Chizik will stick with starting QB Barrett Trotter, despite the Tigers' offensive struggles.

The Tigers are coming off a 38-14 loss to Arkansas in which Trotter and quarterbacks Kiehl Frazier and Clint Moseley combined to go 9-of-24 for 104 yards, no TD's and three interceptions.

“He (Barrett) will be (the starter) on Saturday, as well,'' Chizik said. "Let’s just make sure we understand. I fully
expect Barrett to play well, but let me be clear on this. The receivers have to catch the ball. The offensive line and running backs have to protect. It’s a team game. That’s what I expect. I expect him to play well, but I expect
everybody around him to play well with him. Barrett is our quarterback today, and he is our quarterback on Saturday. For us to be productive offensively, it has to be a complete team effort. At times on Saturday, we just weren’t good as a complete offense. Let’s just tell it like it is. We dropped balls, our protection wasn’t great. We have to put it all together to beat this really good Florida team, and it’s going to be a tough task. They have a really athletic, fast, aggressive defense, so we’re going to have to play our best game of the year to win.”

 

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:31pm]

    

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