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Caldwell Column: Defense Starts Up Front

Nick Fairley

Auburn's defensive fortunes may hinge on the play at the tackle position this fall.

There are many reasons why Auburn's defense has struggled the last two seasons, but if you want to pinpoint the root cause all you need to do is look at the tackle position for the Tigers. Defense starts up front and that means controlling the line of scrimmage in the middle. If the middle of the defense can also create pressure and make plays in the backfield then it becomes a huge plus for the... Recommended Stories