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May 26, 2013

A senior comes in at No. 11 in our countdown

AUBURN FOOTBALL

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.

11) Chris Davis, senior, cornerback

By Aaron Brenner

The best cover corner Auburn has to offer, and there wouldn’t appear to be a contender come fall – not since Mackenro Alexander’s twin, Mackenzie, picked Clemson. Jonathon Mincy’s more of your tackling corner, which is why he’s got the field position; Davis will handle the boundary, usually assigned to the opponent’s best receiver.

The Tigers had their ups and downs against top receivers: Mississippi State’s Chad Bumphis and Arkansas’ Cobi Hamilton were held in check, but Clemson’s DeAndre Hopkins and Alabama’s Amari Cooper combined for 18 catches, 228 yards and three touchdowns against Davis. The Clemson opener was particularly disastrous for Davis. Provided he’s healed from concussion symptoms last fall, a bounceback year is a must-have from the senior corner.

1 Comment

  1. This is the area that concerns me as a fan…the secondary play last year was not good..but what play on defense was?…if the d-line can play better and get more pressure then maybe we will see an improvement..just gotta get better at acting not reacting…cant figure out what happened…when tubberville was head man the secondary was always good at breaking on balls,getting deflections,picking off passes…when gene was hired all that disappeared..even though the same defensive scheme was ran…i just don’t get it…i just hope to see a little improvement in every defensive area and it could be a difference maker…we were in most games til the forth quarter except Georgia,Texas a&m,and the university of hivk updikes….maybe the new scheme and secondary coach cheese and smith will help….time will tell….war eagle

    Comment by richyrich4AU — May 26, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

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