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August 8, 2014 8:00 PM

Auburn football: 'Nothing much has changed' as Avery Young adapts to playing right guard

AUBURN, Ala. — In April, Rhett Lashlee made a forceful point about Auburn's offensive line. Despite media members noting multiple changes in the makeup of the line during open viewing portions of practice, the offensive coordinator denied that any changes had been made to the starting unit. The reason Chad Slade — who started all 14 games at right guard last season — took some reps at left guard during the spring was all part of a contingency plan.

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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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