"Yes, we have been working to fix that," wide receiver Greg Childs said.
Center Travis Swanson nodded, too.
"Yes, that's been what we've been covering, those situations," Swanson said. "We have to fix that."
Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee was more specific. He visited with the media after Tuesday's workout about some of the mistakes.
McGee said some offensive linemen were flagged for "falling out of their stances," and obvious penalty. Others were flagged for turning too much of their body in an attempt to see and hear Mallett. He said others moved forward.
"All of those were the right calls," McGee said. "We have to correct those. We don't want first-and-15, first-and-20. We can't put ourselves behind in the stakes. It was frustrating, but all of it is correctable.
"Ryan was trying to make his checks and our guys were moving. We can't do that."
Swanson said some was noise related.
"It was the loudest building I've ever played in," Swanson said. "It was tough to hear. We had to go to our silent cadence. But that's no excuse. We knew going down there that it was indoors and that the Texas A&M fans would have their chants and cheers throughout the game. We knew what we had to do as far as our cadence."
It was a good primer for this week's game at Auburn. Swanson and the Hogs expect noise to be a factor again.
"We'll get it again," Swanson said. "It's a road game and it's going to be a full house and loud. We know what to expect. What happened last week was frustrating and we will fix it. Some of it was missed communication."
McGee said the Hogs are looking forward to the trip.
"Our players know it's going to be a huge game," McGee said. "So much is at stake from here on out. This is a big game and our guys know it. It's not the circus we had around here for the Alabama game, but this is big."
McGee said the problems against A&M in the second half when the Hogs failed to score a touchdown "come down to execution. We found ourselves down in the chains. We had some drops. D. J. Williams doesn't usually drop them, but he did drop a couple. Ryan missed some throws."
McGee said the Hogs would be tested by an excellent Auburn defense.
"They have a lot of the same guys we saw last year, a veteran group," he said. "They have a dominant defensive lineman, a very good linebacker and the secondary is all back. That secondary gives them a chance to play some man-to-man and they have good depth at cornerback. They have a good defensive lineman who will challenge our front.
"They are good enough that they don't have to do a whole lot. They play the same things and play them well. They do have the ability to play man and we'll see some of that in this game."
Safety Tramain Thomas was not at the early part of practice that is open to the media. Nose guard Zach Stadther, who has not suited up in the first five games, was working with the second team defensive line, logging a few more snaps in the early periods. Darius Winston worked with the first team at field corner, with Isaac Madison clearly with the second group.