Linebacker Merrill Johnson talks about his return to the defense against Tennessee Tech and…
Johnson Excited About Being Back
Auburn, Ala.--The Auburn Tigers (6-3) put the finishing touches on the game plan for Tennessee Tech with an hour and a half practice in shorts and shoulder pads. Coach Tommy Tuberville says the week has been a tough one for his team on the practice field, but he likes the effort out of the guys. "We finished up a good week of practice," Tuberville says. "It was a little warmer today than what we expected. Our guys have responded. We had an opportunity to rest a couple of guys this week trying to get them back to 100 percent. We'll be more healthy this week than we've been in terms of defense with Merrill Johnson and Savage (Aairon Savage) back. I think they'll be starting, if not very soon. "We had quite a bit of contact and not as much mental as we've been doing the past couple of weeks," he adds. "We eased back on our film sessions. We cut back on that a little bit to get a little bit fresher for the last two...
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