Auburn Scrimmage Two Notes, Part 4

Comments from Auburn's head football coach plus news and notes are featured.

Comments and notes from Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville on Auburn's second preseason scrimmage:

*Commenting on the offense, the coach says, "Early we took the ball and drove it and scored and looked sharp on the passing game and the running game. It was one of those where we had to earn everything we got. What we are looking for is consistency on offense is hard. You can be a great offense, but if you can't put eight, 10 or 12 plays together then you are going to have a tough time scoring early in the season. We put the offense a long way from the goal and they did a good job of moving it and concentrating."

*Commenting on freshman wide receiver Chris Slaughter, Tommy Tuberville says, "Slaughter continues to get better. He caught a bunch of passes...He continues to get better and better. He looked good."

*Tuberville says the secondary reacted well to short passing plays and tackled well.

*The Auburn coach notes that freshman linebacker Bo Harris could have practiced, but was held out to allow a shoulder injury more time to heal. The former prep school player is off to a good start at AU, the coach says.

*Commenting on backup QB Blake Field, Tuberville says the No. 2 QB "did good" despite having a lot of pressure from the No. 2 defense. "They were in his face face pretty quick on several occasions and got to him."

*Tuberville is expected to announce the No. 1 field goal kicker and No. 1 punter at Saturday's practice. By Tuesday the head coach says he expects to be fairly settled on a two-deep depth chart at every position.

*Commenting on freshman QB Kodi Burns, Tuberville says, "He did all right--not very good compared to what he did last week." Tuberville adds, He brain-locked a couple of times."

*Tuberville says he thought neither the offense or defense dominated the scrimmage, but notes the offense was more competitive than in scrimmage one.


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