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April 8, 2014

Auburn football: Chad Slade's move to left guard 'by design'

AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn was quick to downplay Chad Slade's demotion from the first-team offensive line. A rising senior, Slade has started 36 games the past three seasons, including all 14 at right guard last season.

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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.