Auburn running back Mario Fannin has been practicing without the harness on his injured shoulder this week.
Mario Fannin is finally healthy after injuring his shoulder. Offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn says that he should be ready for this weekend's game against South Carolina.
Auburn coach Gene Chizik said that running back Mario Fannin (shoulder) could return for Saturday's game against Clemson.
Auburn running back Mario Fannin injured his shoulder after taking a hard hit in the second half of Thursday's game against Mississippi State. Fannin had five rushing attempts and one reception before leaving the game.
Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn says that running backs Mario Fannin, Onterio McCalebb and Michael Dyer will all see action against Arkansas State.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Tony Barnhart writes: "Auburn will certainly miss Ben Tate at running back but it opens the door for Mario Fannin to be a star. Fannin can run it and catch it."
Running back Mario Fannin will rush for over 1000 yards this season. In fact put it in "bold letters", at least according to running backs coach Curtis Luper. "The offense lends itself to it -- and he has everything that you need to get that done," Luper said "I have to say if he stays healthy because he has a propensity to get banged up every now and then."
Running back Mario Fannin busted a 65-yard touchdown run in Auburn's scrimmage on Saturday. "There was a blitz on and he caught a crease in the defense and did a real nice job of cutting back against the pursuit," coach Gene Chizik said.
Auburn's Mario Fannin has played multiple positions the last three years for the Tigers, but it is looking more and more like he has been moved back to tailback for 2010, and this looks to be a permanent switch.
With five star running back recruit Michael Dyer not enrolling at Auburn until the fall, Mario Fannin still has a shot this spring to lock down the starting running back position.
Running back Mario Fannin (neck stinger) wore an orange non-contact jersey as Auburn opened up their bowl practices.
Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn tells The Birmingham News that he expects to give running back Mario Fannin more carries this week against Ole Miss.
Auburn H-back Mario Fannin will add punt returner to his duties in 2009.
ESPN blogger Tim Low profiles the Auburn receiving corps and the conclusion is there are more questions than answers.