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November 24, 2013

Auburn football: Confidence, clutch victories key to Tigers' 2013 turnaround

AUBURN, Ala. — Coming out of the spring, Rhett Lashlee wasn’t quite sure what to think. Auburn’s offensive coordinator saw talent. He liked the Tigers’ body language, too. He thought they had started to turn a corner in self-belief, one of the biggest obstacles a team coming off a 3-9 season would have to surmount. So Lashlee felt like a winning campaign was likely in the offing.

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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.