HOOVER, Ala. — Auburn set all sorts of offensive records last year during its march to the 2011 BCS championship. Led by Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Cam Newton, the Tigers set single-season records for the most points in school history (577), total offense (6,989 yards) and yards rushing (3,987).
Heading into the 2011 season, with Newton and seven other starters from last year’s offense gone, the talk Thursday at Southeastern Conference Media Days was how the Tigers would fare on offense.
For junior wide receiver Emory Blake, who caught 33 passes for 554 yards and eight touchdowns last season, the dropoff in production expected by the media is premature because offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn is still a part of the staff. (July 22, 2011, Page 8A)