Tigers a two-QB team

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The Auburn Tigers plan to divide snaps between quarterbacks Brandon Cox and Kodi Burns. But the players and coach Tommy Tuberville insist the move is not splitting the team into factions.

Desperate to salvage the season and spark the offense, the Tigers are adapting to life as a two-quarterback team. And they vow that the move won't cause dissension and the players aren't choosing sides.

Tuberville promised unspecified offensive changes this week, besides the most obvious and visible one at quarterback. What will they be? He's keeping that a secret.

The question of who will start and how snaps will be divvied up Saturday against New Mexico State and beyond haven't been nswered
publicly either.

Tuberville said they won't likely alternate quarterbacks "every other play" or anything so dramatic. But the Tigers are forcing defenses to worry about more than one system with the pocket passer Cox and the more versatile Burns, a freshman.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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