Tuesday Auburn Football Practice Notes

Notes, quotes, news and other observations from Tuesday's football practice are featured.

Auburn, Ala.--The following are news and notes from Tuesday's Auburn football practice.

*Sophomore Wes Byrum made 4-5 field goals to close practice. He had one make from 50 and one miss from that distance that hit the left upright. His other makes were from 37, 42 and 47.

*Sophomore Morgan Hull was 3-4 on field goals. He made his only 50-yarder and missed wide right from 37 with makes from 42 and 47.

*Junior defensive end Antonio Coleman and sophomore offensive tackle Ryan Pugh had a fight after tempers flared in the one-on-one drill.

*Mike Blanc continued to run with the ones in Wednesday's practice at noseguard.

*Senior tailback Tristan Davis had a good day running and catching passes as the Tigers spent much of the second half of practice in seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 drills.

*Redshirt freshman Quindarius Carr continues to have a good preseason at wide receiver.

*Practice started in the rain, but the last half of the practice it just misted or didn't rain at all.

*Freshman defensive back D'Antoine Hood says he is excited to have the chance to play as a true freshman. He adds that the injury to Aairon Savage was very unfortunate, but it has put the pressure on the young defensive backs to step up and grow up quickly.

Defensive coordinator and secondary coach Paul Rhoads added that he likes what he's seen out of all the freshmen defensive backs so far and he expects at least three of those guys to see action this season.

*Paul Rhoads didn't witness Tuesday's fight between Antonio Coleman and Ryan Pugh, but when asked about practice fights he says that is normal in preseason practice when players get tired and irritable. He says he expects that won't be a problem when two-a-days end and the players get into a regular routine.

*Senior wide receiver James Swinton had a good day catching the ball and made several nice plays on deep balls.

*Offensive coordinator Tony Franklin told Tommy Tuberville he wanted to practice in the heaviest rain on Tuesday to prove to his offense that they could still get the job done. It did rain for much of Tuesday's practice and Franklin could be heard yelling to his team it was perfect weather for offensive football.

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