April 6, 2007

Bell back in the rotation

After missing half of last year because of undisclosed reasons, Aubrey Bell returned to the Bulldog lineup with a purpose. In only four games Bell had 8 catches for 151 yards, and average 18.9 yards a catch. He missed the last two games against Arkansas and Ole Miss, because of a shoulder injury.

A shoulder injury prevented Bell from lifting weights the last couple of weeks of season, which in turn caused him to change his attitude and mindset toward his work ethic.

"I am giving 110% in everything I do, making sure my body is strong, and making sure my mind is strong for the SEC season. I want to be in the best shape that I have ever been in coming into this season and that is the way I am going to work out this summer," Bell said.

At 6-foot-3 and 207 pounds, Bell is somewhat the new breed of wide receivers that are big, strong, fast, and agile. The Bulldogs have a stable of guys that could be considered the new breed in Tony Burks at 6-foot-4 and 217 pounds, Ryan Mason at 6-foot-5 and 217 pounds, Brandon McRae at 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, and incoming recruit Co-Eric Riley at 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds. All are over 6-2 and have the potential to make game changing plays.

"I came in at 6-3 and 217 pounds in January, but they wanted me to lose 10 pounds. Coach Pollard wanted me to get lean, decrease my body fat, so I could run a little faster, move a little quicker, and be more explosive in everything that I do. We all want to be guys that can take it the distance any time we touch the ball," he commented.

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