Auburn offense shell of title self

Newton hounded Dawgs, but this year's Tigers quarterbacks haven't measured up

Updated: November 10, 2011, 1:16 PM ET
By David Ching | DawgNation

ATHENS, Ga. -- Casual observers might look at Auburn's offensive numbers and assume that Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton's departure is the reason for the steep decline.

Yes, that is unquestionably the biggest difference between this year's Auburn club and the one that went undefeated and won the BCS national title last year, but Tigers coach Gene Chizik said there is much more to it than that. The Tigers (6-3, 4-2 SEC) also lost four of five starters on the offensive line and three key ...

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