AU Lineman Looking to Reload, Not Rebuild

Another report on Auburn's first preseason football scrimmage is featured.

Auburn, Ala.--One of the individual success stories on the 2010 Auburn football team was the move of Brandon Mosley from tight end to right offensive tackle.

As he heads into his senior season, Mosley has established himself as one of the top players on the 2011 Auburn team. However, it is still to be determined exactly where he will line up this fall.

Mosley opened preseason drills at right tackle where he played surprisingly well last season, but moved to the left side this week after A.J. Greene was sidelined by an injury.

"It is probably too early to know," Mosley said when asked where he expects to be lined up for Auburn's Sept. 3rd opener vs. Utah State. "He (offensive line coach Jeff Grimes) is just trying everybody out everywhere."

Mosley also got some work at left tackle in spring drills so that position isn't foreign to him.

On a hot humid day in Auburn on Wednesday for the first preseason scrimmage, when asked how the offense did, Mosley said, "I thought we did pretty good. We still have room for improvement, there is always room for improvement, but as a whole I thought we did pretty good."

Offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn pushed his players to get their plays off at a brisk pace, something he has had success with in his coaching career. Mosley said he thought the offense did a good job of pushing up the tempo.

Mosley is only returning starter from the 2010 offensive line that was considered a team strength featuring All-American tackle Lee Ziemba and three other seniors, All-SEC center Ryan Pugh and guards Byron Isom and Mike Berry. While it is generally assumed that the Tigers will be rebuilding on the offensive front because of the heavy losses, Mosley said that the players have expectations of being good again up front.

"Everybody is hungry wanting to play, wanting to be good," he said. "Everybody wants to be better than last year's offensive line so they are working hard to do that. We have got this real mean, physical attitude and we are trying to be real physical up front."

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