September 27, 2008

Byrum could lose starting job

Wes Byrum is in a slump.

Auburn's sophomore missed a 35-yard field goal late in the second quarter against Tennessee Saturday and is now 0 for his last three after missing his final two attempts against Mississippi State two weeks ago.

Byrum is in danger of losing his job to backup Morgan Hull, who has been used exclusively as a kickoff specialist this season.

"We can't keep missing field goals. That almost cost us tonight," AU head coach Tommy Tuberville said. "We'll go back and we'll evaluate that. We'll put pressure on our kickers.

"We'll kick another one next week if we continue to miss these field goals. There's no call for it. We almost got beat because of it."

Tuberville said Byrum is experiencing technique problems.

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