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November 27, 2013 9:58 PM

Auburn football: Corey Grant treating Iron Bowl as a 'personal game'

AUBURN, Ala. — It’s easy to tell

Corey Grant

is trying to keep his emotions in check this week. He is set to appear in Saturday's marquee game, after all, as No. 4 Auburn and top-ranked Alabama square off in the first Iron Bowl featuring a pair of top four squads. As massive as the matchup is, with myriad conference and national title ramifications riding on the outcome, it’s even more important to Grant. Auburn’s junior running back holds an interesting distinction: He’s suited up for both teams during his college career.

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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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