August 28, 2006

The Muschamp era begins for AU defense

Saturday's opener against Washington State will mark the debut of Auburn's new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp. The fiery 35-year old from Rome, Ga., was hired in February becoming the Tigers' third defensive coordinator in as many years.

In addition to an aggressive style and up-tempo coaching philosophy, Muschamp has brought some new schemes to the Plains. It's a system that has defensive ends coach Terry Price, who has worked under four defensive coordinators at Auburn, very excited.

"It's an NFL-style defense and it's very, very aggressive," said Price. "It's based on pressure and being physical up front and that's how I like it. I love the scheme.

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