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Early practice notes, Day 1: First look at quarterbacks

Aug. 2, 2013


Freshman Montravius Adams, right, finds early action in Auburn's first fall practice (Todd Van Emst photo)

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AUBURN, Ala. -- Tucker Tuberville was back on the Auburn practice fields he grew up on Friday, but this time as a full-grown walk-on quarterback. 

Tuberville, the son of former Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville, was the only non-scholarship quarterback working with offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee in the early going of the first day of fall practice. 

There are four quarterbacks ahead of him, all on scholarship, all with a lot better chance of playing. Returnees on the field were Kiehl Frazier and Jonathan Wallace; as well as newcomers Nick Marshall and Jeremy Johnson. They'll get the primary work while Auburn looks for a starting quarterback. 

•The players had their last names on the front of their helmets. Don't worry, that's temporary. 

•The Tigers practiced in their indoor facility as well as outside. 

•The No. 1 offensive line appeared to be the same as at the end of spring practice - sophomore Greg Robinson at left tackle, redshirt freshman Alex Kozan at left guard, junior Reese Dismukes at center, junior Chad Slade at right guard and sophomore Pat Miller at right tackle. 

Sophomore tackle Avery Young,, who suffered a shoulder injury and did not play again after starting the first three games last season, was fully dressed and appeared to be fully recovered. He did not participate in contact work in the spring. 

Offensive line coach J.B. Grimes expressed optimism before the start of camp.

"We think we've got a chance up front," he said. "I'm excited to get out there and get going." 

Returning kicks were an assortment of Ricardo Louis, Josh Holsey, Tre Mason, Corey Grant, Dominic Walker and Jonathan Jones.

•Freshman Daniel Carlson stood out. While his teammates wore white shoes, he had day-glow yellow-and-orange Under Armours.  Kickers... 

We'll be back with another notebook after practice.

-- Charles Goldberg and Phillip Marshall




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