Montae Pitts talks about preseason practice and his desire to retain his starting role in 2005…
Ability Not Enough, Tiger Cornerback Learns
Auburn, Ala.–-For junior cornerback Montae Pitts the 2005 season hasn't been an easy one. A returning starter on defense, Pitts lost his spot on the depth chart during two-a-days and has had to fight and claw his way back through hard work and determination. That's something that wasn't associated with Pitts either of his first two seasons even though his athletic ability was plain to see. Even when forced to deal with the thought that he may not start this season, Pitts didn't change his habits until the realization that he better do something quickly before his college career was through. "I have been through a lot," Pitts says. "As far as practices, the last three or four weeks I have been just trying to practice like I play in the games. Sometimes I would sort of slack off in practice, but I would show up in the games most of the time. "Now I have been taking it to the practice field and onto the game field. That has helped me with the tempo. I am running around a lot faster...
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