September 26, 2008

Offense trying to get timing down

Auburn's new spread offense is supposed to be built around speed, tempo and precision. For the offense to operate on all cylinders, the quarterbacks and receivers have to be on the same page.

Unfortunately, that hasn't always been the case for AU this season.

"It's been a big change," AU head coach Tommy Tuberville said. "We're still not there. The timing has to be there. You read coverages on the run in this offense. One time you might run one route seven yards, one time you might run it nine yards.

"There has to be good communication."

The communication problems contributed to one of Chris Todd's interceptions against LSU when he overthrew Robert Dunn. Dunn cut the route of quicker than Todd anticipated.

Todd said ironing out all the communication issues have been a big point of emphasis this week. He hopes it will result in a smoother, more productive offense against Tennessee Saturday.

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