Nosa Eguae: ‘I’m happy where I am’

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 24, 2013 

Auburn Soccer

Auburn defensive lineman Nosa Eguae (94), seen here during fall camp, is excited to have the opportunity to face former high school teammate Eric Waters in Saturday's SEC Championship game. Todd Van Emst

TODD J. VAN EMST — Todd J. Van Emst

AUBURN, Ala. — If not for a foot injury that caused him to redshirt and miss the entirety of the 2009 season, Nosa Eguae wouldn’t be here.

Instead, the senior defensive tackle’s final game would have come last year against Alabama, which saw Auburn blanked 49-0.

And Eguae couldn’t be more pleased with the way his career has turned out.

“God is good,” he said. “Everything happens for a reason and I say that a lot. I’m happy where I am. I’m happy for the opportunity and I’m just going to try to make the most of it.”

It’s been a year of constant change for Eguae, who was moved to inside to tackle earlier this season. However, he’s still seeing a lot of time at end as well, many times switching between the two during the course of the same game.

After playing on the perimeter for the first three years of his collegiate career, Eguae believes his skills at tackle are improving each week.

“I have the best D-line coach in America and with Coach (Rodney) Garner, you’re going to get better at the little things,” he said. “You’re going to get better at the techniques. I’m looking forward to tomorrow and getting better again. That’s my thing, just get better every week. That’s the only thing I can control. That’s what I’m going to do.”

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