Auburn’s Trooper Taylor: “All the good players are gone”

March 29, 2011

The big storyline at Auburn this spring is the incredible amount of turnover on the Tigers’ roster.  Gone are offensive and defensive leaders Cam Newton and Nick Fairley.  Gone are literally dozens of members of last year’s BCS championship squad.  And receivers coach Trooper Taylor wants the team to know it.

“All the good players are gone”
is Taylor’s battle cry.  “Anything I can do to motivate those guys.  I didn’t say it; I read it,” Taylor said of the “everyboy’s gone” mantra.   “I want to see if they’re doing to react to that.  If you sit back and take something, you tolerate or accept it, you encourage it.”

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