February 23, 2007

Who'll be the next great Auburn RB?

Auburn running backs coach Eddie Gran has a long list of former pupils now starring in the NFL.

With two-year starter Kenny Irons set to be the Tigers next tailback taken in the NFL Draft, Gran must turn his attention to finding the next great AU back.

Fortunately for Gran, he's got plenty of talented options to choose from this spring starting with junior Brad Lester who served as Irons' backup the last two years.

"Brad will come in as our starting tailback. It's his to lose," said Gran. "But I think it's going to be a very competitive spring and fall."

Over the last two seasons, Lester has rushed for 848 yards and 14 touchdowns on 156 carries.

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