September 30, 2013

Leading by example

AUBURN | Nosa Eguae has been used to getting playing time, lots of it, during his first three seasons at Auburn.

In fact, his 31 career starts are the most among the Tigers' current crop of players. He's finished among the top five in tackles each year since 2010 and has become player the coaching staff trusted to produce in times of need.

Still, things are changing.

The senior defensive end's numbers have fallen during the first four games of the season, though his presence has been felt elsewhere.

It's no revelation that Auburn has ample young talent, particularly across the defensive front with Carl Lawson, Elijah Daniel and Montravius Adams, but youngsters need more than practice time to develop correctly.

They need someone to bring them up and hold them accountable, and Eguae, among others, has been one to show them the way.

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