Auburn spring features battle to replace Newton

By: AP
By: AP

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The Auburn Tigers opened spring practice
with an ailing head coach, a quarterback battle and plenty of other
jobs up for grabs.

Junior Barrett Trotter and sophomore Clint Moseley started their
competition Wednesday to replace Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton for the defending national champions.

An ailing Gene Chizik pulled his pickup truck up to the field
after the players stretched and warmed up. He didn't speak to
reporters.

Trotter and Moseley are the Tigers' only scholarship
quarterbacks until signee Kiehl Frazier arrives.

Auburn lost two dozen seniors while underclassmen Newton, Nick
Fairley and Darvin Adams entered the NFL draft.

Plus, Chizik kicked five players off the team for offseason
arrests - including starting safety Mike McNeil.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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