More Notes From Auburn's Second Scrimmage

Auburn, Ala.--More news and notes from Auburn's second preseason football scrimmage are featured.

*Freshman quarterback Clint Moseley did not get any scrimmage time on Saturday. Another backup QB, junior Neil Caudle, got some work at the end of the scrimmage when the Tigers were in their hurry-up offense.

*Freshman safety Daren Bates caused a fumble, but it bounced out of bounds. There were no turnovers in the scrimmage.

*True freshman Dee Ford got work at outside linebacker, but obviously has a long way to go to be ready to play at that position. Ford played defensive end in high school.

*Wes Byrum had a good day kicking field goals, including making one to end the scrimmage.

*Another kicker, walk-on Robert Brooks, had a good day, too. He made field goals of 46 and 47 yards into the wind.

*Michael Goggans played both tackle and end in the scrimmage.

*Running back Onterio McCalebb did the pre-scrimmage drills, but did not play in the scrimmage.

*With quarterbacks not being live, what exactly is and isn't a legitimate sack can be tough to decide, even with officials calling the game as was the case in scrimmage two. However, Antonio Coleman and Josh Bynes each made no-doubters on Saturday.

*Freshman Anthony Gulley made several nice catches, continues to show good hands catching punts and had a nice run of about 30 yards that was negated by a holding penalty. Gulley might have gone the distance, but was stopped by freshman safety Daren Bates.

*Sophomore Eric Smith had another solid day running the football.

*First-team tailback Ben Tate played sparingly, but had multiple runs for good yardage.

*Mario Fannin, who worked at tailback in scrimmage one, worked at H-back in scrimmage two.

*Clinton Durst celebrated the news of earning a scholarship with another good day punting. He had significantly more distance and hang time on his punts than Ryan Shoemaker.

*Tight end Gabe McKenzie, who missed spring practice, had a couple of catches in the Saturday scrimmage. *The Tigers had their traditional watermelon cutting after the scrimmage. In recent years it has been on the last day of practice at the intramural fields.

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