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April 27, 2014

Auburn football: Jeff Whitaker reasserting himself as vocal leader after season on the sideline

AUBURN, Ala. — Sidelined while Auburn’s remarkable turnaround took shape around him last season, Jeff Whitaker knew what he had to do. He had to be the voice of reason, the wise sage. Football is a fickle game, and his teammates had to be reminded of that this spring.

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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.