Saturday Football Practice Notes

News and notes from Auburn's opening 2008 preseason football practice is featured.

Auburn, Ala.--News and notes from Auburn's first football practice of the preseason are featured.

*All of the quarterbacks had a good day throwing the football, something Tommy Tuberville said he was pleased with after practice.

*As expected, defensive tackle Andre Wadley did not practice due to his heat problem from earlier this summer. He is going to redshirt and probably won't practice at all during the next couple of weeks.

*Running back signee Reggie Hunt wasn't at practice. It will probably be a week and a half before Auburn learns if the Daphne High star is an academic qualifier.

*Junior defensive end Antonio Coleman is slowed by a hamstring problem that limited what he did on Saturday.

*Coleman worked out on the side with defensive linemen Tez Doolittle on hamstring rehab. Doolittle hurt his in a running drill.

*Defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads gave the first workout mixed reviews. He says the older guys generally did well and the newcomers have a lot to learn and a long way to go.

*Freshman speedster Philip Pierre-Louis looked good catching the football and running after the catch.

*Defensive lineman Jamar Travis made the trip up from Brewton and watched the practice today. the prospect from W.S. Neal High is interested in the Tigers and is friends of Auburn offensive lineman Jared Cooper.

*Linebacker Petey Smith from Armwood, Fla., High is a rising high school senior who was there at practice watching his older brother, running back Eric Smith.

*Also making the trip up from Armwood High School is another prospect Auburn is recruiting, Angelo Hadley, a cornerback and safety.

*A third Armwood prospect also watched practice on Saturday--wide receiver Mywan Jackson.

*Tommy Tuberville said today that cornerback Ryan Williams should be in good shape academically for this season. He noted that the sophomore, who missed about a month of summer workouts when he went home to Mobile, still needs work on his conditioning.

*Brad Lester looked quick running the ball. If he can stay healthy, the senior tailback is ready for a big finish to his college career.

*Another senior tailback, Tristan Davis, looked quick at the practice and said after the workout that he was not having any problems with the foot he injured twice last season.


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