Junior defensive tackle Jake Ricks discusses his role on the defense this week and his team's…
Auburn's New Man In the Middle
Auburn, Ala.--Despite the 2008 football Tigers having to replace three of their four starters on the defensive front, there are reasons to believe Auburn can be strong again on the line of scrimmage. One of those reasons is 6-4, 302-pound junior Jake Ricks, who looks ready to step up and play a major role for Coach Tommy Tuberville's Tigers this season. Ricks has the size and the athletic ability to be a force in the middle and is the favorite to take over for 2007 senior Josh Thompson, who was one of the Tigers' top tacklers last fall. "I am really looking forward to the season," Ricks tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I think we are going to have a good team and we are going to be good again on the defensive front. The guys we lost from last year were good players, but we have other guys who are ready to step up and play." Pat Sims, who went pro after his junior season, will be missed, Ricks notes, but the Tigers have a returning starter taking his spot at tackle with...
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