Auburn Football Tuesday Practice Notes

A compilation of notes on Tuesday's practice from ITAT writers Mark Murphy, Jason Caldwell and Stephen Atkinson.

Aairon Savage will go to Bham tomorrow for an evaluation is expected to have surgery. CTT wouldn't say exactly what the problem is with, but we have been told it is a serious injury. *DeRon Furr is no longer with the team, Tuberville said. *Neiko Lipscomb had an impressive day at CB. *Chris Todd threw the ball well today. *Charles Olatunji's injury is a clavicle injury. He will be back this season, Tuberville said. *Offensive tackle Lee Ziemba missed Tuesday's practice with a knee sprain. Coach Tommy Tuberville said that they just held him out for precautionary measures to take a better look at things, but he expects him back soon. That meant Andrew McCain worked with the first team at left tackle and the big junior had one of his better days in pass rush drills. *Both the punters and kickers again had good days on Tuesday. I watched the punters for an entire session during special teams practice and Ryan Shoemaker kicked the ball very well. He's going to need to keep doing that with walk-ons Clinton Durst and Patrick Tatum both bombing the ball as well. Tatum had several punts over 50 yards on the day. *On the defensive line freshman Jomarcus Savage was singled out by Tuberville following Tuesday's practice and for good reason. He again made play after play on the strong side in the absence of Michael Goggans, who is out with bruised ribs. Raven Gray has been working with the first team but it wouldn't be surprising to see Savage move up quickly if he continues his impressive play. *Tight end Gabe McKenzie caught the ball well and had Tony Franklin watching very closely throughout the day. Franklin told Gabe several times that he didn't think he could play the position when he arrived at Auburn and wanted the big Mobile native to make him a liar. Position coach Steve Ensminger then continued the talk to push McKenzie throughout the day. *Cornerback Walter McFadden had one of the top defensive plays of the day as the unit was backed up to its own goal line. Playing the receiver inside out, McFadden stepped in front of a Kodi Burns pass just in the end zone for the interception. With Jerraud Powers leaving practice early for an exam, McFadden and Neiko Thorpe were the first team cornerbacks for the Tigers after the freshman had a big day.

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