Sunday Football Practice Notes

Notes from Sunday's Auburn football practice are featured.

*Walk-on wide receiver Jamoga Ramsey was working out on the practice field on Sunday evening. He won't be able to participate in spring drills, but he is on schedule to be back with the team in August. He was injured last August trying to make a spectacular leaping catch in a scrimmage and had knee surgery.

*Starting offensive guard Tim Duckworth, who is coming off a knee scope, saw limited action in the scrimmage and did fine, according to his position coach, Hugh Nall. Duckworth was held out of Sunday's workout.

*Quentin Groves won praise from the coaching staff for his play at defensive end in the scrimmage.

*Nathan Farrow, the walk-on who made the move from defense to offense this spring, played well in the scrimmage at guard and earned praise from both head coach Tommy Tuberville and OL coach Nall.

*At the end of practice, Auburn's three field goal kickers had the pressure put on them by Tuberville to make 54-yard field goals to prevent the team from finishing the evening with wind sprints. The head coach told the team that two of the three kicks had to be good or everybody had to run.

John Vaughn kicked first and had the distance, just barely, but also was just wide right. Next Zach Kutch got to kick and he was dead on target, but just a few yards shy. That meant everybody had to run, but walk-on Matt Clark, the kickoff man last season, got his shot. His field goal try was very strong. It had the distance to be good from 60 yards out, but was wide left.

Before the final round of kicks, Vaughn made field goals from 27, 32 and 54 yards, but missed from 39 and 47. Kutch made his kicks of 27, 32 and 39, but missed from 47 and 54. Clark only got to try two kicks and both were from 54 yards. He was wide left on both.

Quentin Groves (54) and Pat Sims (95) and new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp are shown at Sunday's practice. Groves, a defensive end, and Sims, who plays noseguard and tackle, won praise from the coaching staff for their play in Saturday's major scrimmage.

*Aairon Savage, who moved to free safety from cornerback and got lots of work there in Sunday's practice. Savage has very good quickness and he showed that when he got his reps with new secondary coach Will Muschamp watching the redshirt freshman.

*Junior offensive tackle King Dunlap won praise from Nall for his play in the scrimmage. Dunlap is the favorite to win the vacant left tackle spot held by 2005 All-American Marcus McNeill.

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