August 8, 2006
Shakeup on Auburn's d-line
As Chris Browder grunted and sweated his way through a drill in Tuesday morning's practice, one of his teammates slapped him on the helmet and called out a few encouraging words.
"There you go, 275!" the other defender shouted at Browder.
That number is Browder's current weight; a bit of a handicap at three-technique defensive tackle. But in this particular drill, Browder wasn't a tackle. He was - especially by the standards of Auburn's defense - a beefy defensive end.
The senior spent Tuesday's morning practice switching between end and tackle. It's a rotation d-tackles coach Don Dunn says plays to Browder's biggest strength: his versatility.
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