Fannin stock rises at tailback for Auburn

By: AP
By: AP
Auburn running back coach Curtis Luper has been impressed with Mario Fannin as the Tigers

Auburn's Mario Fannin (27) pushes past defender Josh Bynes (17) for a touchdown during the first half of Auburn's spring game Saturday in Auburn, Ala.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn running back coach Curtis Luper has
been impressed with Mario Fannin as the Tigers' new starting
tailback.

Luper is even predicting a 1,000-yard season for the former
wideout - if Fannin can stay healthy.

Luper said Monday that Fannin fits with the offense and has the
tools to run for more than 1,000 yards as the successor to Ben
Tate.

He qualified his prediction by saying Fannin would need to stay
healthy, but four weeks of spring practice have raised Fannin's
stock as a tailback significantly.

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