Auburn's Newton preparing to face former coach

By: AP
By: AP
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is getting ready to face his former coach.

Auburn and quarterback Cameron Newton breezed past Arkansas State Saturday night in Alabama.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is getting
ready to face his former coach.

Newton played for Mississippi State's Dan Mullen at Florida, and
strongly considered the Bulldogs coming out of junior college.

He says it "was probably one of the hardest decisions I've made
in my recent life."

Newton leads the 21st-ranked Tigers against Mississippi State
Thursday night.

He has already displayed the dual-threat capabilities that led
Mullen to recruit him - twice.

The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Newton set a rushing record for an
Auburn quarterback with 171 yards in the opening win over Arkansas
State. He also passed for 186 yards to lead the Southeastern
Conference in both rushing and total offense after one week.

Mullen was the Gators' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks
coach.

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