AUBURN TIGERS
2014 College Football Early Preview
OFFENSE - 8
------RETURNING STARTERS------
DEFENSE - 7
KEY LOSSES
OFFENSE: Jay Prosch-HB, Cody Parkey-K, Greg Robinson-OT (NFL), Tre Mason-RB (NFL)
DEFENSE: Dee Ford-DE, Craig Sanders-DE, Nosa Eguae-DT, Jake Holland-MLB, Chris Davis-CB, Ryan White-CB, Ryan Smith-BS, Steven Clark-P
QB Nick Marshall
Running Game / Offensive Line

It's hard to fathom that the nation's No. 1 ranked rushing offense will take much of a drop off even though its two best players, Mason and Robinson, decided to leave early for the NFL. Coach Gus Malzahn has a system in place that guarantees ground success and quarterback Nick Marshall knows how to work this scheme. Much of the credit has also been attributed to an outstanding offensive line. Led by center Reese Dismukes this unit should be considered the strength of the team.

Secondary / Kicking Game

The Tigers have not been well-equipped at shutting down opposing passing attacks. Expect some improvements to take place with better experience playing a role. The BCS National Championship Game showed some great potential in improving this area. But with teams gunning for Auburn this time around this factor has to do more. No one on this entire defense made the All-SEC team. Both a new kicker and punter have to be found.

LB Therezie Robenson
* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). NationalChamps.net recognizes the importance of missing personnel data not listed such as redshirts, transfers, injuries, incoming recruits, back ups and alternates. Their coverage will begin with our full 2014 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
AUBURN 2014 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
OFFENSE
QB Nick Marshall-Sr Jeremy Johnson-So
RB Cameron Artis-Payne-Sr Corey Grant-Sr
HB .. ..
WR Sammie Coates-Jr Melvin Ray-Jr
WR Ricardo Louis-Jr Trovon Reed-Sr / Jaylon Denson-Jr
WR Quan Bray-Sr Marcus Davis-So / Tony Stevens-So
TE C.J. Uzomah-Sr Brandon Fulse-Sr
OT .. ..
OG Alex Kozan-So ..
C Reese Dismukes-Sr ..
OG Chad Slade-Sr ..
OT Avery Young-So Patrick Miller-Jr
K .. ..
 
AUBURN 2014 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
DEFENSE
DE Elijah Daniel-So ..
DT Montravius Adams-So Angelo Blackson-Sr
DT Gabe Wright-Sr Ben Bradley-Sr
DE LaDarius Owens-Sr Carl Lawson-So
STAR Robenson Therezie-Sr Mackenro Alexander-So
MLB Kris Frost-Jr ..
WLB Cassanova McKinzy-Jr Anthony Swain-Jr
CB Jonathon Mincy-Sr Jonathan Jones-Jr
CB Johnathan Ford-So ..
BS Joshua Holsey-Jr ..
FS Jermaine Whitehead-Sr Trent Fisher-Sr
P .. ..

 

 

AUBURN 2014 SCHEDULE

Aug. 30 - Arkansas
Sep. 6 - San Jose State
Sep. 20 - at Kansas State
Sep. 27 - Louisiana Tech
Oct. 4 - Louisiana State
Oct. 11 - at Mississippi State
Oct. 25 - South Carolina
Nov. 1 - at Ole Miss
Nov. 8 - Texas A&M
Nov. 15 - at Georgia
Nov. 22 - Samford
Nov. 29 - at Alabama