November 7, 2012

NOTEBOOK: McKinzy back in the picture

AUBURN -- Cassanova McKinzy all but disappeared after a 12-tackle performance in his first career start against Vanderbilt last month.

He's back on the scene this week.

Junior Jake Holland, who has started the past two games, suffered an a high-ankle sprain during the win against New Mexico State last weekend.

He was fitted with a boot earlier in the week and hasn't been able to handle his usual practice responsibility.

McKinzy soon may find himself back in the starting lineup, though assistant coach Tommy Thigpen said that shouldn't be a limiting factor against Georgia.

"They're not very complicated. They don't move around much," Thigpen said. "They're good at what they do. They line up in two backs and a tight end and they use their skills the best way they can. Cassanova, the LSU was a good game for him. This is his type of football game."

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