August 6, 2013

NAMEDROPPER: Prosch becomes a leader

AUBURN | Gus Malzahn says he wants his utility back, termed a "3" in Auburn parlance, to be a player who can do a little bit of everything -- and add plenty of savvy along the way.

Jay Prosch has turned himself into a perfect fit.

The senior transferred to Auburn prior to the 2012 season as the Tigers shifted to a pro-style offense that demanded a blocking back. When Malzahn was hired last December and brought his up-tempo attack for a return engagement, Prosch seemed like the odd man out.

Yet an offseason loaded with strength training, speed training and a focus on honing game-specific skills has given Prosch an clear path to prominence.

"I feel great with the position," he said Tuesday night. "It's kind of what I've been doing so I'm really comfortable with the position. Some of the plays take a while to get used to so I'm still kind of fighting that battle getting comfortable with some of the plays. Other than that, I love the position and I'm happy with it. I feel good about it."

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