Part 3, Auburn Wednesday Football Notes

Auburn, Ala.--News and notes from Auburn's second football practice of Wednesday's two-a-day sessions.

*Freshman receiver Philip Pierre-Louis bounced back from a disappointing morning practice and had a big session including a pair of touchdown catches in the 11 on 11 work.

*The front-line backfield got most of the second practice off as Neil Caudle and Barrett Trotter played quarterback while Brad Lester, Ben Tate and Tristan Davis were rested again like they were in the morning session.

*Coach Tommy Tuberville says he hopes to get good news soon from the NCAA Clearinghouse on Reggie Hunt, the signee from Daphne High. He says the clearinghouse now has all of the info it needs to make a decision. Hunt took summer school classes this summer and re-took his ACT. He is a guy who could get a look at cornerback as well as running back. AU fall semester classes begin on Monday.

*Freshman Drew Cole worked at safety today. The cornerback had worked some a bit at that position previously, but spent his time with the safeties on Wednesday evening. He could move back to cornerback, Tuberville says, but for now he is a safety.

*The defensive line stayed after practice for extra conditioning drills again as it did in the morning.

*Andre Wadley, a freshman defensive lineman who was in the hospital twice this summer with dehydration problems, could be out a practice next week, Tuberville says.

*The Tigers worked on kickoff return for a good bit in the first half of the evening practice. Philip Pierre-Louis, Harry Adams and James Swinton were the primary returners. Ben Tate, Tristan Davis, Mario Fannin and Brad Lester may also get a look there, but they sat out the Wednesday evening session.

*Injuries this August have been limited compared to previous years, however, it's about that time where the bumps and bruises start getting worse. In addition to the running backs, defensive lineman Darrell Roseman is also sore. Tuberville says the plan is to hold him out of practice until next week. He had metal rods inserted in his legs to deal with a chronic problem that sidelined the past two seasons.

*Chris Todd threw a few balls after practice and hit the bottom of the trash can from about 35 or 40 yards away.

*Josh Bynes had an excellent day in team work. The middle linebacker made several "stops" (non-tackling) in the backfield and also had a pick six on Caudle. Eric Smith got a lot of 11-on-11 work and continues to show a good first step and soft hands.

Zach Clayton (98) participates in a pass rush drill.

*Defensive lineman Zach Clayton continues to dominate pass rushing drills. Tyronne Green has been a force as well at left guard in the drills. Freshman defensive lineman Derrick Lykes has won most of his battles this August, but has been going against walk-ons and other young players rather than the veterans for the most part.

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