Changes to be made

Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville promises more changes for the Tigers, presumably on offense, for Saturday’s game against New Mexico State.

“There will be some changes as we get to Saturday night,” said Tuberville. “We won’t talk about those. We’re just trying to look for the right combination of things that will happen and make this team better.”

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After a 1-2 start including losses in two straight home games, Tuberville is trying to keep those changes as close to the vest as possible. He’s not even going to divulge AU’s starting quarterback until right before kickoff.

Senior Brandon Cox has started the first three games at quarterback but was pulled after throwing interceptions on AU’s first two series against MSU. He returned for a late fourth-quarter drive that ended with an incomplete pass on 4th-and-goal from the 9-yard line.

“We haven’t decided yet who will be starting. Both will play,” said Tuberville. “It really doesn’t make any difference. They’ll have to make two different gameplans, as each week every team will have to do that to play both quarterbacks.”

How AU will use its two quarterbacks also remains a bit of a mystery but Tuberville insists it won’t turn into a quarterback rotation.

“We’re not going to have a two-quarterback system where we’re going to alternate every other play or all that,” said Tuberville. “We’re just going to look for the right one that’s playing and fits best with what we’re doing and go with it.”

Tuberville says the changes and the secrecy surrounding them are all for one good reason.

“We’re not satisfied in a lot of areas where we want to be,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do.

“We’ve got to get better and we’ve got to get better in a hurry.”

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