AU coaches make tour of state in style

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Auburn coaches have been attracting lots
of attention during their recruiting visits around the state.

The Tigers have piled seven assistants into limousines to visit
a few dozen high schools as a group this week.

It's an attention-getting move by coach Gene Chizik and his
staff. The Tigers have been overshadowed on the recruiting trail
lately with Alabama's Nick Saban pulling in the top-rated classes
nationally the past two years.

The coaches have gone out en masse to 35 to 40 hot spots. The
NCAA allows only seven assistant coaches to be on the road
recruiting during the spring evaluation period.

Chizik said the goal is to saturate the state of Alabama and
show how important in-state recruits are to the program.