What Auburn football's Hugh Freeze said about Texas A&M offensive coordinator Bobby Petrino

AUBURN — Auburn football travels to play Texas A&M on Saturday, and Aggies offensive coordinator Bobby Petrino presents a unique challenge for the Tigers.

Petrino, who was hired to call plays for Texas A&M this offseason, has led the Aggies to an average of 467 yards of total offense through the season's first three games. Texas A&M is also averaging 44 points and dropped 33 against Miami in Week 2.

"He's very good," coach Hugh Freeze said of Petrino on Monday. "Very good schematically, very good at scheming. And, obviously, he checks a lot of his runs based on the looks that you have. That makes it difficult. He's usually right. The thing that we've got to do (is) a great job of is disguising things. He's going to make you stop 12 personnel and spread sets and everything that makes it challenging.

"Then you combine the talent level he's coaching with his balance on offense of play-action, passes, runs and a quarterback that can extend it with his legs when he needs to, it's a very difficult task."

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Richard Silva is the Auburn athletics beat writer for the Montgomery Advertiser. He can be reached via email at or on Twitter @rich_silva18.

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