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November 23, 2013

Tigers bracing for the buildup to massive Iron Bowl matchup

AUBURN, Ala. — Rhett Lashlee smirked. After towing the company line all season, he finally cracked. With only one contest left in Auburn’s regular season, the youthful offensive coordinator admitted he could address the game to come without reservations that he would be overlooking an opponent waiting in the wings. No more taking it “one game at a time.” No more of the focus being solely “improving each practice and each game.”

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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.