August 15th, 2011 12:08 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Auburn
Tags: Curtis Luper, Gene Chizik, Gus Malzahn, Tre Mason
Mike Dyer and Onterio McCalebb are expected to be the featured backs at Auburn this year, but the man who filled in for those two in a weekend scrimmage is angling for playing time, too.
True freshman Tre Mason — who had three long touchdown runs in a scrimmage last Wednesday — had a solid outing during Auburn’s second scrimmage on Saturday. So solid that running backs coach Curtis Luper was left to dole out plenty of praise:
“He’s cat-quick. He’s smart. He’s tough. He’s going to be better than people think.”
Mason hasn’t learned enough of the quarterback protections for Gene Chizik to say that he’s fully arrived, but you can bet Gus Malzahn is dreaming up ways to get the 5-10, 190-pound speedster onto the field.
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