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Defensive Line Coming Up Big For Tigers
Auburn, Ala.--All season long the Auburn defensive coaches have preached the fact that defensive excellence starts up front. Fortunately for coordinator Will Muschamp and defensive tackle Coach Don Dunn, the Tigers have been very good much of the year on the front four. That play continued Saturday night in a 17-3 victory over Ole Miss as the Tigers limited the Rebels to just 70 rushing yards and got constant pressure on quarterback Seth Adams. Dunn says that was just another case of the guys getting the job done. "Pat Sims did well," Dunn says. "He had a lot of production points. Josh Thompson was his usual steady self against the run. Mike Blanc played. Jermarcus Ricks had 20-something snaps and Zach (Zach Clayton) played. I was real pleased with them. I would like to play them more, but there were just some situations where we go with our dime and nickel package that gets Josh and the other guys out. Pat Sims is the only one I have in on that. I'm real pleased with them. They are...
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