Their position coach, Hugh Nall, says he is proud of the effort they gave in pre-game practices leading up to the bowl and vs. Clemson as they learned a new spread offensive system installed by new coordinator Tony Franklin in nine practice sessions.
"Coach Franklin and Coach Nall made the transition real smooth," Ziemba tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "They acted like offensive change was going to happen. There were no ifs, ands or buts to it. That attitude they brought to it helped us to buy into it. Obviously, we have some work to do on the new offense, but we have a bright future awaiting."
The offense racked up a season-high total of 423 yards vs. Clemson, which Ziemba says is a preview of the 2008 season.
"When this offense is working, it is a blast," the freshman says. "Seeing those defensive people not even getting down in their defensive stance because they are so tired, you know exactly what to do--fire off the ball and make a play."
"I am very happy for Kodi," says Ziemba, who started all 13 games for the Tigers. "He got some opportunities to throw the football and some opportunities to run it and he showed what he can do. His future is bright.
"I am excited about our team's future on offense," Ziemba adds. "Going into the offseason, the freshmen are going to get bigger, stronger and faster. It's going to be a lot of fun."