Practice report: 8/17
Here is What You Need to Know:
- Assistant coach Don Dunn said Mike Blanc has moved into the top spot at noseguard as of today. That means Blanc jumped ahead of Jake Ricks. It's unclear if this is a deal that will carry through to the Louisiana-Monroe game.
- There is a growing belief that Sen'Derrick Marks may move to DE again shortly. The thought is that he presents an upgrade over Mike Goggans ... and instantly provides an answer to Auburn's depth problem on the strong side. Raven Gray, who is behind Goggans right now, has not played well so far this season. Jomarcus Savage was in a sling today with shoulder discomfort and A.J. Greene just hasn't been very good to this point.
- If Marks moves to DE, the Tigers still have an inside rotation of Ricks, Blanc, Zach Clayton and Tez Doolittle.
- In case you missed it earlier, DE Jomarcus Savage injured his right shoulder in the scrimmage and is due for an MRI scan tomorrow.
- Assistant coach Greg Knox said Rod Smith, Chris Slaughter and Philip Pierre-Louis (aka PPL) played well in the scrimmage.
- Coach Tommy Tuberville said DE Andre Wadley, the freshman who has been hospitalized with an unknown physical ailment, attended practice Sunday and will attend class Monday. "You could tell he was limping a little bit," Tuberville said. ``When you lay around two or three weeks and don't do a whole lot, your body shuts down and you've got some adjusting to do."
- Auburn is OFF on Monday. No practice. No nothing. I'm not going to cry. Promise.