Well, it’s officially game week, and in five days college football will be back. Don’t worry folks, these next five days will drag by, I’m sure. Today, we jump back to the offensive side of the football in our Rant Sports, SEC 50 Players in 50 Days previews as we take a look at Auburn Tigers wide receiver, Emory Blake.
Emory Blake, WR, Auburn:
The Auburn Tigers welcome new offensive coordinator, Scot Loeffler, who comes over from Temple. Loeffler may be a new name to Tiger fans, but he has been around the block and has worked with some good quarterbacks in his career. While at Michigan, he worked with Tom Brady, and also worked with Tim Tebow, while on Urban Meyer‘s staff at the University of Florida.
At quarterback, Auburn looks to sophomore Kiehl Frazier, who will get the start versus Clemson on September 1. With little experience, Frazier will need his receivers to step and make big plays to help him out. One of his main targets will be Emory Blake, who will be the Tigers go to guy in the passing game.
Blake will enter the 2012 season having played in 36 games. He is ninth all time in Tiger history with 13 receiving touchdowns. He ended 2011 with 36 receptions for 613 yards and five touchdowns. Blake has been a staple in the Auburn offense since he stepped on campus in 2009. His career numbers rank him 17th in Auburn history with 1,233 yards receiving.
Blake will be the leader of a receiving corp that will enter 2012 needing playmakers to emerge. He will be joined by senior Travante Stallworth, who averaged 16.5 yards per catch in 2011. Three other players should see significant action at wide receiver: sophomores Trovon Reed and Quan Bray, and freshman Sammie Coates.