"A lot of times your center is an offensive leader, but I truly believe Reese is a team leader," Malzahn said. "He's a tough guy, comes to practice every day. He demands that his teammates practice at the level that the coaches expect. He's an extension of the coaches."
AL.com looks at five key position battles as Auburn gets ready to open preseason training camp. The defense has the most questions to answer in August.
08/30 vs. Arkansas 09/06 vs. San Jose State 09/13 -- Open Date -- 09/18 @ Kansas State 09/27 vs. Louisiana Tech 10/04 vs. LSU 10/11 @ Mississippi State 10/18 -- Open Date -- 10/25 vs. South Carolina 11/01@ Ole Miss 11/08 vs. Texas A&M 11/15 @ Georgia 11/22 vs. Samford 11/29 @ Alabama