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May 25, 2013

Let’s stay on defense for No. 12 in our countdown

Photo by Todd Van Emst

Photo by Todd Van Emst

Just a quick recap of what this countdown is. Over the next few weeks, we will take a look at our choices for the 25 people who will have a short-term and a long-term effect on the rebuilding of the Auburn football program.

12) Kris Frost, sophomore, linebacker

Aaron Brenner

The storyline continues that Frost is limited only by his own grasp of the playbook. Which, fair or unfair, can’t be disproven until gametime this fall. Frost is crazy athletic, well-spoken; the kind of guy you trust in the middle. With only five tackles in ten games played last year, it’s too early to assess his tackling capabilities.


There’s still a rational chance Jake Holland takes the starting job back; just because Frost got more reps than Holland in spring guarantees nothing for Frost, though Holland had his struggles last season. Hopefully for Auburn. Backing up Daren Bates should have helped Frost in the mythical ‘clipboard’ role. But can Frost adapt to the new schemes, since in Brian VanGorder’s view he struggled to master that playbook?

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