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Monday, August 10, 2009

Post-practice quick hits: Hood working at safety

We just got done with some post-practice interviews. Here are some quick-hitters to tide everyone over. We'll be back later with a longer entry a little later:
  • Sophomore D'Antoine Hood, a Phenix City native who went to Central High, is working at safety right now. The Tigers are low in numbers there with Mike McNeil (leg) and T'Sharvan Bell (knee) sidelined. Hood played in 12 games last year, starting one at cornerback. He made seven tackles.
  • Wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor said two of his players have stood out so far, to the point that he would absolutely play them if the games started tomorrow: Terrell Zachery and Darvin Adams.
  • Taylor also said junior walk-on Jay Wisner has caught his eye. "I was pronouncing his name wrong for a long time," Taylor said. "He caught a touchdown and I learned how to say his name real quick." By the way, it's pronounced WIZ-ner. Also, he's from Bozeman, Mont. Can't imagine that's an Auburn recruiting pipeline.
  • Tayor said ideally he'd like to have six receivers that he rotates in a game. Otherwise it's too many different styles and speeds for the quarterback to get used to. He had a good quote on this. I'll put it up later.
  • Special teams coordinator Jay Boulware said the team has worked on three of the four special teams phases, the one exception being kickoff coverage.
  • Offensive line coach Jeff Grimes likes his starting five, but he's not comfortable putting anybody from the second group out there if the season started tomorrow. Grimes was quick to note that the season does not start tomorrow.

1 comment:

Walker said...

Andy, keep up the good work. I enjoy your blog immensely more than Charles, and especially that homer Evan Woodbury. Not sure what your traffic is like, but I know a lot of the Auburn fans who go to the al.com blogs would want to read you as well.