Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Auburn holds first fall practice

AUBURN – Auburn held its first practice of fall camp Wednesday, and despite the youth of the team, Tigers’ coach Gene Chizik said the practice went well.

“I thought it was a very energetic a very enthusiastic practice,” Chizik said. “Really and truly for the first night, it was pretty sharp for the most part. I was really impressed with our young guys.”

Auburn quarterback Clint Moseley said he thought the practice was surprisingly efficient.

“Since I’ve been here, I don’t think we’ve had a better first day as far as guys knowing what they’re doing,” said Moseley, a redshirt sophomore who is battling Barrett Trotter for the starting job. “I think we looked pretty considering it was the first day.”

Sounding out the QBs

As part of an ESPN special, Auburn’s quarterbacks will be wearing microphones during fall camp.

“I just think it’s good for people on a national level to get some insight,” Chizik said in explaining his decision to allow it.

No No. 2

No one on this year’s roster is wearing former quarterback Cam Newton’s No. 2 jersey this season.

Gabe Wright, a 6-4, 310-pound freshman defensive lineman from Columbus, Ga., is wearing Nick Fairley’s No. 90.

Early line on the line

Auburn’s practice was open to the media for 30 minutes. Here’s the best guess at the way the offensive line is looking: Reese Dismukes at center, Chad Slade and John Sullen at guards and Brandon Mosley and A.J. Greene at tackles.
That’s the way they lined up during one drill. Later, offensive line coach Jeff Grimes held a pow wow with that group plus center Blake Burgess.


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