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8.06.2008

Practice Five (8/6)

Hey everyone. Here is what You Need To Know:
  • CB Aairon Savage, as reported earlier, is out for the season. Coach Tommy Tuberville said doctors surgically repaired Savage's right knee this afternoon. Walt McFadden was running with the first-team defense today.

  • Practice began late because of rain and was cut short because of lightning. They worked from around 5 p.m. until 6:35. It was the first day of full-pads contact.

  • C Jason Bosley was injured during the pass-rush drill. He grabbed at his lower back and was off to the Athletic Complex within a few minutes. ``If you're a big lineman out here in this heat, you're going to twist something," Tuberville said.

  • Freshman CB Harry Adams made a nice interception during 1-on-1 drills. The throw was a fade route from QB Chris Todd to WR Phillip Pierre-Louis.

  • WR Terrell Zachery made his way just beyond S Zac Etheridge and caught a great pass from freshman QB Barrett Trotter for a touchdown. Really nice play all the way around.

  • Neiko Thorpe looks like a player to me. He gets beat sometimes, but he's almost always near his man.

  • Another guy who impressed me is DT Derrick Lykes. He fires off with a lot of aggression, which is exactly how Sen'Derrick Marks opened his career at Auburn.

  • I'll report results from the pass-rush drills in a bit.

  • Auburn is holding a two-a-day tomorrow. Early practice starts at 7:15 a.m. and is expected to be the more aggressive of the two. The late show begins at 4:15 p.m.

Here are your results from today's pass-rush drill. Keep in mind that defenders have the advantage here. I occasionally award an "E" for even ... which generally happens when a defensive lineman gets a good push, but is forced too far outside.

Raven Gray (43) vs. Andrew McCain (75) -- 75, 75
Sen'Derrick Marks (94) vs. Tyronne Green (71) -- 94, 94
Mike Blanc (93) vs. Jason Bosley (68) -- 68
**Bosley leaves the drill while clutching his lower back.

Blanc (93) vs. Clay Clark (67) -- 93
Jake Ricks (91) vs. Byron Isom (57) -- 91 (knock Isom backward on his rear), 57, 57
Antoine Carter (45) vs. Ryan Pugh (50) -- 45, 45
**Nobody can even engage him. He swings his arm and he's gone.

Cam Henderson (92) vs. Pugh (50) -- 50
Jomarcus Savage (47) vs. Jared Cooper (79) -- 47, 79, 79
Derrick Lykes (97) vs. Kyle Coulahan (58) -- 97, E, 58
Cameron Hunt (70) vs. Pugh (50 @ center) -- E, 50
Marks (94) vs. Bart Eddins (53) -- 94, 94
Henderson (92) vs. Mike Berry (66) -- 66, 66
Gray (43) vs. McCain (75) -- 75, 75
Hunt (70) vs. Charles Bates (62) -- 62
Lykes (97) vs. Andrew Parmer (72) -- 97, 72
Ricks (91) vs. Isom (57) -- 57, 57
Carter (45) vs. Pugh (50) -- 45, 45
Savage (47) vs. Cooper (79) -- 47, 79
Lykes (97) vs. Parmer (72) -- 97

Click the pic for more detail...

This is Ryan Pugh getting beaten by Antoine Carter.

This is Raven Gray getting pushed way too far outside by Andrew McCain.

This is Derrick Lykes going at it with Kyle Coulahan.

This is Jake Ricks and Byron Isom dueling. Note that Isom is in almost ideal position. He "won" this one.

21 Comments:

Anonymous Crudup, Billy said...

Did Raven Gray beat ANYBODY today?


5 stars want to know

7:39 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Shut out again.

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Crudup said...

Good grief. Well, for probably the best player in the state of Alabama the year he came out he was certainly no ace in the classroom. He was far from it. That means something even for a DE.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

He had ACL surgery in December. He's not supposed to be 100% right now ... and he certainly isn't playing like it.

8:00 PM  
Anonymous crudup said...

And if I've understood correctly he's not really adhering to the little "rules" of practice- or is that just typical rookie hazing they do?

8:23 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I don't think it's disobedience ... he just isn't familiar with protocol just yet. It's not like he's mouthing off at anyone.

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Derun Farr said...

Just give him a minute.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Jay G ... 1)McFadden and 2)Thorpe. No one will even notice the difference. Except for one is tall and lanky and the other one isn't.

8:45 PM  
Anonymous crudup said...

McFadden has some big wheels.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Either Thorpe or Harry Adams will be behind McFadden on that side.

They're working D'Antoine Hood on the other side.

In an unrelated note, Powers has been playing like a stud so far. He was outstanding again today.

8:55 PM  
Anonymous atlantatiger said...

Yea I think that Hood is going to be a good one. You know he was that solid 2 star guy. hmmmm rankings got to love 'em.

In another note I was watching a video from Evan W. and i didnt realize you were the one who asked tubs the furr qeustion..."do you really wanna know" Tate said, "I really wanna know".......

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who was the mystery qb??

9:23 PM  
Anonymous mm hmm said...

Just about to comment about Adams and G made it happen. Adams is a world class speedster that, so far, hasn't look half bad at corner. You hope he can pick it up as he does have a speed cushion others don't.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

You'll have to wait for the secret QB!

9:35 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Speaking of QBs, are they off limits for interviews right now? Haven't heard a thing.

9:37 PM  
Anonymous mm hmmm said...

If we're talking secredt QBS...gotta be Fannin. Gotta be.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

They were off-limits today, yes.

I haven't written much about them lately becuase there hasn't been much going on just yet. Scrimmage will change that.

11:46 PM  
Anonymous crudup said...

Mystery solved!!!

A 9th grader named Tuberville!

Ehhawww!!

7:36 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

first we were blessed to have the greatest auburn blog in the history of earth (for free i might add), then came.....hi res video, then came.....hi res photography!!!!!

hallelujah! is there nothing you can't do sir? :) see, that was so worth missing the open house for. thanks.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Crudup = spoiler.

Now I won't even make the video.

(Actually, I move video from camera to computer ... and the only cord I use is Jeffrey Lee's ... and he's in Auburn ... and I'm in Montgomery this morning ... so, um, yeah, it's crudup's fault.)

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Crudup had to eat the cake :( said...

No, it's EW's fault. He tooted the horns already.

8:56 AM  

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