Cotton Bowl Practice Photo Gallery Four

Auburn, Ala.--Scenes from Auburn's practices for the Cotton Bowl are featured.

Neil Caudle, who is redshirting during his first year at Auburn, is a player who has received more attention during the bowl practices. Other players being redshirted are getting extra practice time, too.


Junior quarterback Brandon Cox has recovered from ankle and knee injuries and says he is feeling good about the way he is moving in practice.


Sen'Derrick Marks earned SEC All-Freshman honors as a starter at defensive tackle.


Junior Eric Brock, who was disappointed he couldn't recover from an ankle injury in time to play in Auburn's victory over Alabama, is expected to return to the starting lineup for the bowl game.


Wide receiver James Swinton (82) lines up against man coverage by cornerback Walter McFadden.


Will Herring earned second team All-SEC honors in his first season at linebacker after moving to the position from safety.

Merrill Johnson is expected to make his sixth start of the season at weakside linebacker with Tray Blackmon, the previous starter, suspended from the bowl game by head coach Tommy Tuberville.


Greg Smith, who is redshirting this season after transferring to Auburn from junior college, is back in action at practice after missing workout time with a shoulder injury. The junior noseguard has been trying to drop weight and improve his conditioning. He started practice this season weighing more than 350 pounds and is down to 332.


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