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Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee optimistic about Avery Young, Jovon Robinson’s status for LSU

Michael Niziolek


Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee had positive updates on the status of right tackle Avery Young, and running back Jovon Robinson after practice Wednesday night.

Lashlee said Young practiced all week without any limitations.

“Really good,” Lashlee said, of how Young has looked. “He's practiced well.”

Young was a late scratch from the lineup against Jacksonville State. After the game, coach Gus Malzahn said the 6-foot-6, 305-pound junior suffered an undisclosed injury against Louisville, and it bothered him throughout the week leading up to the game.

Braden Smith moved over from right guard to replace Young in the starting lineup.

Lashlee still labeled Young as “day-to-day,” but is expecting him to be in the lineup.

“I do,” Lashlee said. “Everybody is day to day, like Coach said the other day, but he's practiced both days and done well.”

Robinson, one of the team’s backup running backs behind Peyton Berber, also sat out week two. He injured his ankle in the first half against Louisville, and didn’t play the rest of the game.

Lashlee expects all four backs to be in the mix at Baton Rouge Saturday. On the season, Robinson has two carries for 16 yards.

“He's having a good week of practice right now,” Lashlee said. “I think that's a positive sign.”

Michael Niziolek covers Auburn football for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Email him at mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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