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August 17, 2014 8:48 PM

Auburn football: Freshman tight end Jakell Mitchell shows fight, 'in the mix' for playing time

AUBURN, Ala. — It's easy for Rhett Lashlee to gush about Jakell Mitchell. Auburn's offensive coordinator could praise the true freshman's athleticism or pass-catching ability. But one of the attributes Lashlee values the most has nothing to do with the game itself.

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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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