Part 4, Auburn Football Scrimmage Notes

More news and notes from Auburn's first preseason football scrimmage are featured.

More notes from Saturday's scrimmage: *Chris Slaughter continued his good play this preseason. The sophomore looks to be one of the most improved players on the offense.

Chris Slaughter

*Ben Tate, who was held out of a practice earlier in the week with a tweaked groin, looked quick and impressive in the scrimmage. The junior tailback is running second team.

*The first team tailback, Brad Lester, has been one of the most impressive players in preseason, regardless of position, and was a guy who stood out on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

*One of the players who had a strong spring, wideout Terrell Zachery, did not have a good scrimmage with several dropped passes.

*Mike Slade, a redshirt freshman safety, received extensive playing time as many of the first-line defensive players saw limited action on Saturday.

*Defensive lineman Darrell Roseman saw extensive playing time in the scrimmage, the first time that has happened in his Auburn career and the redshirt sophomore had some good moments. He missed the last two seasons due to injuries.

*Punter Clinton Durst showed his strong leg with some very high punts. There was no punting during the scrimmage. That part of special teams play was done prior to lining up the offense vs. the defense for a session that lasted approximately 80 plays.

Tim Hawthorne is pushing for a starting spot.

*Sophomore wide receiver Tim Hawthorne had another good day on Saturday, continuing a theme going back to the first day of preseason drills.


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