Carr Excited About Chance to Contribute

Redshirt freshman Quindarius Carr has a chance to be a big part of Auburn's offense in 2008.

Auburn, Ala.--For freshman wide receiver Quindarius Carr, the preseason has been a blast. Not only is he coming into his own as a playmaker, he's doing it in an offense that features the wide receivers as a big part of the system.

That all makes the second-year Tiger from Huntsville a happy camper.

"I feel comfortable and feel like I belong now," Carr says. "I'm just feeling good in the offense. I'm making better reads and feeling more comfortable about playing ball. It's fun. We get to go out and catch balls and run routes. That's exciting to me."

Offensively, the Tigers have generally been solid in their execution through the first two weeks of practice, something that may be unexpected by many considering the lack of time in Tony Franklin's offense. Carr says that he feels like the team is already to a point where it can focus on the little details and get ready for Louisiana-Monroe on Aug. 30.

"Things are going well," Carr says. "We just keep getting better and better every day on our technique and polishing up our plays. We're just getting ready to play a game.

"We're just polishing up our plays and paying attention to details," he adds. "We want to make sure everything is fast. It's a fast tempo. It's fun to me. I like to come out and practice. I want to get better so that's fun for me."

Working with coach Greg Knox at an outside receiver position, Carr has improved steadily since arriving at Auburn last season. Even then he challenged for potential playing time until it was decided he would redshirt. A year older and wiser, Carr says that he's concentrating on improving in all aspects before the time comes to take all he's learned and put it to use on the field.

"I think I'm paying more attention to detail with my technique," Carr points out. "We focus on detail. Anyone can half-speed and run by someone (in high school), but in this league you have to use detail and technique. That will get you a long way. Coach Knox and Coach Franklin have been good at helping me with that."

One of the biggest questions surrounding Auburn's team this season is just who will be the starting quarterback? Will it be Kodi Burns or Chris Todd? Carr contends as far as he's concerned it doesn't matter because both can get the job done and lead Auburn to the ultimate goal of winning.

"It doesn't make any difference to me," he says. "I just want to win games. It doesn't matter. Both of them are great quarterbacks so it doesn't matter."

Carr and the Tigers have the day off from football on Monday as fall semester classes begin, their first break since the start of preseason practice.

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