This is shocking news, I know, but Auburn still has a young football team and it’s all Tommy Tuberville’s fault:
”We feel like this fourth one is going to get us where we need to be.”
He’s not counting the first class that was largely assembled before his hiring by Tommy Tuberville’s staff. Even with 17 returning starters on offense and defense, Auburn’s youth movement continues.
Some 70 percent of the Tigers’ roster of scholarship players is comprised of freshmen or sophomores, a slight increase from 2011.
I’m not disputing Gene Chizik’s math, but there are some other factors that influence that ratio as well. Like the transfer of Mike Dyer. And four players kicked off of the team for a little run in with the law.