November 18, 2012

Changes not helping Auburn's offense

AUBURN -- A successful afternoon Alabama A&M during the weekend represented the Tigers' best offensive performance of the season.

A 512-yard day helped the Tigers move from No. 115 to 112 in total offense among Bowl Subdivision teams, which provides a stark commentary on the team's problems. Yet coach Gene Chizik, who shucked aside the mis-direction spread in favor of a more orthodox pro-style attack last winter, said Sunday that he doesn't regret his decision to change offenses.

"Starting with the offensive line, it's a little bit different. And you've got a lot of young guys up there," Chizik said. "It still comes down to blocking. It still comes down to running and doing those types of things. We've had some struggles with a couple different areas of our offense -- not just the fact that we changed offenses."

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