Tigers Getting More Creative as They Gain Confidence

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The Tigers have opened up the offensive playbook a little more in recent weeks with a bigger variety of formations and plays.

Why didn't they do this earlier in the season?

Offensive coordinator Al Borges said it's hard to be creative if plays aren't being executed. Sometimes you just have to get back to the basics.

Borges said the unbeaten 2004 team also opened the season "very vanilla" but started diversifying the offense after a win over LSU.

He said his current team will do more things as it gains more confidence.

Something else that has helped: Fewer turnovers. The Tigers had 10 turnovers in back-to-back losses, but have three in the three victories since then.

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