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December 7, 2012 2:16 PM

Ellis Johnson, 60, brings experience, discipline to Auburn defense

AUBURN, Ala. – The summer after his South Carolina Gamecocks were run out of the Georgia Dome by Auburn 56-17 in the 2010 SEC Championship Game, Ellis Johnson ripped the spread offense perfected by guys like quarterback Cam Newton and then-Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn.

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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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