August 5, 2007

Gonzalez could be AU's answer at RT

Auburn offensive line coach Hugh Nall spent the first three days of preseason practice searching for a satisfactory answer at right tackle.

Sunday, Nall widened his search.

Sophomore Oscar Gonzalez, who has practiced at left tackle most of his Auburn career, spent Sunday's session working at right tackle with the first-team offense. Gonzalez joins a heated competition that already pitted sophomore Andrew McCain against junior Antwoin Daniels.

"It's a big opportunity," Gonzalez said. "Coach Nall isn't afraid to play anybody.

"Whoever is ready to play, he plays. I'm trying to get there."

McCain and Daniels battled for the position in spring practice, with McCain being named the starter in the post-spring depth chart. But when preseason practice began last week, neither player lived up to Nall's expectations.

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