Auburn Spring Football Scrimmage Notes Part I

Notes are featured from Auburn's first spring football scrimmage on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Notes from Saturday's scrimmage:

*Brad Lester looked exceptionally quick at tailback and led all rushers with 80 yards on 18 carries.

*The scrimmage featured plenty of big hits. The linebacker group was particularly impressive with Chris Evans, Craig Stevens, Courtney Harden and Patrick Trahan all having big plays.

*On the subject of Evans, it was his most impressive day of practice as a college player. He had 11 tackles. Trahan was right behind with 10 and Stevens made nine tackles.

*On the subject of linebackers, Auburn signee Eltoro Freeman from Alex City watched the scrimmage. Other AU signees watching the action included Ryan Williams, Ryan Pugh and Michael McNeil.

*Brandon Cox was impressive. He was 13-23 for 138 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. He was much, much more mobile than he was from the LSU game on last season and it makes a difference in the passing game. He had another pass or two that could have been caught and threw the ball away when receivers were covered.

*None of the backup quarterbacks distinguished themselves in the scrimmage. Neil Caudle threw a touchdown pass, but that was his only completion in eight pass attempts and he threw the only interception of the day.

*The leading receiver in the scrimmage was Rodgeriqus Smith with four catches for 71 yards and one touchdown catch.

*Third string walk-on kicker Ross Gornall was 3-3 on field goals and outperformed Zach Kutch and Tyler DiPace. *There were approximately 120 junior prospects watching the scrimmage. The group included in-state bluechippers such as Justin Albert of Prattville, Dee Finley of Auburn High, Tyler Love of Mountain Brook and Mark Barron of St. Paul's in Mobile.

(More to come.)

Inside The AU Tigers Top Stories