AU Saturday Football Practice Notes, Part 2

More news and notes on Coach Tommy Tuberville's Auburn Tigers are featured.

*Freshman wide receiver Chris Slaughter is not game ready, but has lots of talent, Al Borges says. He notes the coaching staff is trying to get the wide receiver ready to play this fall even though "he is still lost" trying to learn the offense. Slaughter made several impressive catches in scrimmage two.

*Junior Antwoin Daniels played well in scrimmage two, seeing time at both tackle and guard.

*Wide receiver Montez Billings, who has been out with a hamstring problem, could be back on the practice this week.

*Borges says the Tigers made just a few assignment errors with the offensive line, but the Tigers "still have a little way to go technique-wise." He says the offensive front fired off the ball better in scrimmage two than at any time this preseason.

*After grading Friday night's scrimmage, Borges says that tailbacks Brad Lester and Ben Tate played well along with tight ends Gabe McKenzie, Tommy and Cole Bennett, who caught a touchdown pass. Lester's long touchdown run around left end was one of the highlights of the session at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

*Wide receiver Robert Dunn, who had several catches including one that impressed defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, won praise for his scrimmage work from Borges.

*Quarterback Blake Field had his best week of practice since he has been here, Borges says. He notes that the junior didn't have a great scrimmage on Friday night, but if the Tigers were playing a game this week Field would be the favorite to be Brandon Cox's backup.


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