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September 24, 2013

Auburn notes: Sammie Coates taking on lead receiver role, Cody Parkey comments on overruled onside kick

Sammie Coates took advantage of his year away from football. In 2011, he sat out after suffering a foot injury in preseason camp. He ended up taking a redshirt, and during that time on the sideline, Coates says he was able to "get his mind right."

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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.