November 11, 2009

Coleman getting in the zone

Despite a string of injuries, Auburn's defense has held together and shown improvement the second half of the season.

Not surprisingly, that improvement has coincided with the play of Antonio Coleman, who battled through his own set of injuries early on but is back healthy and playing better than ever.

The last four games Coleman has racked up 18 tackles, 7.5 tackles-for-loss, 4.0 sacks, one blocked kick and a forced fumble. The senior now leads the SEC with 12.5 tackles-for-loss and is tied for second with 6.5 sacks.

"I'm just getting in my zone," Coleman said. "I don't have the full cast on anymore. I can use my hands a little bit more."

But Coleman's not close to satisfied. He's still got two pretty big games to close out the regular season starting this Saturday at Georgia -- a team he's lost to three straight years.

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