Our countdown to the 2008 college football season kickoff continues with none other than #9, the "Wizard of Aus." Redshirt sophomore WR David Ausberry will look to have an increased role in the offense this coming season. Our wide receivers have been inconsistent at best in the last season, but Ausberry hopes to become a reliable option in the passing game. Since no one is expecting much from Patrick Turner, look for Ausberry, RoJo, Vidal Hazelton and Damian Williams to take the passing game to a higher level.
Ausberry has been blessed with all the physical tools to become a dominant receiver in the mold of Mike Williams, circa 2003. An intimidating presence in the classroom and on the field, Ausberry should dominate the short cornerbacks in the Pac-10. With Sanchez or Mustain lobbing the fades to #9, we should be in good hands in the red zone this season.