October 8, 2012

Seniors searching for renewed commitment

AUBURN -- Players are feeling the pain of Auburn's 1-4 start, though they're apparently expressing it in different ways.

Cornerback T'Sharvan Bell[/d], a fifth-year senior, said Sunday night that he noticed some alarming behavior during the Tigers' weekend loss to Arkansas. He believes some of his teammates were struggling to find enough gumption to repel the Razorbacks.

"We've got certain guys you have to question their effort -- and it shows on film," Bell said. "You've got some guys who are kind of borderline because they're not playing as much as they'd like. We've just got to get everybody to be all in. The guys who are not all in simply need to get gone."

Coach [db]Gene Chizik held his regularly scheduled meeting with his team Sunday night, but the tenor was anything but regular. He implored players to keep preparing and bringing high intensity to all football-related tasks - just as if the team was 4-1.

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