*Junior quarterback Blake Field got off to a good start. On his first pass, he threw a perfect ball to junior split ned James Swinton for a 35-yard gainer. The offense scored on the possession on an eight-yard run by Mario Fannin.
*Kodi Burns was the third QB to get a chance to show what he could do. His first pass was to Bailey Woods, who did not make the catch, and Burns had a three and out series. Later in the scrimmage his 55-yard TD bomb to Quindarius Carr was one of the highlights of the scrimmage for the offense.
*QB Neil Caudle's opening series was not a good one. Fannin lost yardage on a run and on the next play Michael Goggans tackled the QB in the end zone for a 12-yard loss and a safety. Caudle, who suffered a shoulder injury, played in just two series, a major setback for a player who was battling to become one of three QBs who would get the majority of practice reps in preseason.
*QB Steve Ensminger's first possession was a three-and-out with a sack by freshman defensive Antoine Carter on the first play.
*True freshman cornerback Mike Slade made a nice play in the scrimmage.
*Defensive coordinator Will Muschamp ran onto the field to congratulate third team safety Lorenzo Ferguson for making a good play. That's the first time that has happened this year.
*Wide receiver Montez Billings, who has been less than full speed in recent practices, was held out of the scrimmage.
*Noseguard Josh Thompson made several impressive stops in the goal line drill.
*Linebacker Merrill Johnson had several good hits in th scrimmage at Jordan-Hare Stadium where the Tigers are expected to scrimmage again next Saturday.
*Michael McNeil, the true freshman safety from Davidson High in Mobile, stuck his nose into the action several times to make good plays.