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August 7, 2011

Auburn football: Tigers to rely on freshmen after ill-fated 2008 recruiting class leaves roster with almost 70 percent underclassmen

AUBURN, Ala. -- In the past two years, 51 of the 52 high school players Auburn has signed to letters of intent have qualified academically, an impressive feat considering the yearly battle most teams face with the NCAA Clearinghouse.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.

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