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August 6, 2014 7:36 PM

Young players get opportunity to shine in initial scrimmage of Auburn's fall camp

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn took to Jordan-Hare Stadium for the first time this fall Wednesday morning. And in its first scrimmage of preseason camp -- which went "about 70 plays," according to coach Gus Malzahn -- there was a decided emphasis on the younger members of the Tigers. Feeling comfortable with what they know about their veterans, Malzahn said the coaching staff wanted to give others an opportunity to shine.

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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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