February 22, 2008

Auburn shoring up special teams

While much of the outside interest in Auburn's spring practice will focus on the quarterback competition and new defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads, AU's staff will put plenty of emphasis on special teams.

Auburn returns some key pieces on special teams in kicker Wes Byrum and punter Ryan Shoemaker but special teams coach Eddie Gran sees a lot of areas that need shoring up.

"We'll do kickoff return this spring and we'll get to some kickoff coverage, we were awful at that, and we need to make sure we get that taken care of," said Gran. "We'll also do some punt returns."

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