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Bates Steps Up In Collegiate Debut

Auburn freshman Daren Bates talks about starting in his first collegiate football game.

Auburn, Ala.--When all the post-game interviews were wrapping up following Auburn's 37-13 victory over Louisiana Tech Saturday night at Jordan Hare Stadium, defensive coordinator Ted Roof hugged one of his young standouts and whispered some words of encouragement. Daren Bates was on the receiving end of Roof's spontaneous gesture. Roof, and the rest of the Auburn staff recruited by new Tiger... Recommended Stories