Plenty of activity at Auburn this morning/afternoon. Let's break it down by sport.
*Scrimmage lasted approximately two hours.
*Tailback Ben Tate, who should be a high-school senior right now, was the team's offensive highlight. He rushed for 60 yards or so on approximately 15 carries. The offense was very basic. I'd say 85% of the play calls were runs.
*Best individual play: Jonathan Wilhite intercepted a Brandon Cox pass thrown deep for wideout Courtney Taylor. Wilhite fell behind while chasing Taylor downfield, but caught up, got in proper position and made the play.
*Redshirt freshman linebacker Tray Blackmon made three graphic hits. He looks like a player.
*The kickers (Vaughn and Kutch) missed one field goal apiece. They looked good overall.
*Cox and tailback Kenny Irons played sparingly.
*Linebacker Karibi Dede wore the No. 3 jersey (instead of his usual No. 21) because he was late to the scrimmage and grabbed the first jersey he saw. He was late because he had an accreditation exam to take at Alabama State University at 8 a.m.
*Tailback Brad Lester is wearing the No. 1 jersey this spring. He plans to go back to No. 28 in the fall.
*Fullback Mike McLaughlin (left knee), linebacker Merrill Johnson (ankle) and safety Lorenzo Ferguson (right shoulder) were injured today. Johnson's injury seemed serious, though that's purely speculative at this point. He and McLaughlin were carted out of the stadium.