Auburn Counting on Depth at Running Back

By: Kim Allen Email
By: Kim Allen Email

Michael Dyer was Auburn's second leading rusher last season, and he was named offensive MVP of the BCS Championship Game. But, when Auburn released it's depth chart this week, Dyer found himself on the bench, replaced by Onterrio McCalebb as the team's starting tailback.

Head Coach Gene Chizik says Dyer shouldn't worry. He'll get plenty of opportunities to touche the ball this season.

In fact, Chizik says several players could see serious time in the offensive backfield this fall.

"I wouldn't read anything into that at all," Chizik said. "You know how we run our offense, and Michael (Dyer), Onterrio (McCalebb), and you're even going to see some of the freshmen and you're going to see Anthony Morgan in there.

"You're going to see a lot of faces and names at tailback as well, so I wouldn't read anything into that."

Auburn will host Utah State at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday on ESPN2.

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