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February 26, 2014 5:13 PM

Auburn AD Jay Jacobs seeks to sustain 'atmosphere of excellence' after turnaround football season

AUBURN, Ala. — It’s rare that a team goes from worst-to-first in the span of a year. Of course, that’s what Auburn’s football team was able to do last fall, as it came within 13 seconds of capturing the BCS championship.

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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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