Things are pretty tight-lipped out of practice on the Plains these days, and they’re about to get tighter. Today was the last day that there will be a media viewing window at Auburn’s practice, so we’ll have to rely on word of mouth from this point forward.
That said, here’s what we know from today’s practice.
Auburn practice observations: Injured defender returns, 2 others remain outhttps://t.co/6k12RipNWq— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) August 8, 2017
That look on Gus’ face. “You mean to tell me ain’t no guys here who can kick the ball?”
Reportedly, he watched the punters almost exclusively early on, and we hope Ian Shannon can take the reins and grab the starting slot. We don’t want to have to have Daniel Carlson get into harm’s way on a punt. That said, we’ll watch him kick just about anything.
The competition for @AuburnFootball punting job continues. Here's @DanielCarlson38 at Tuesday's practice. pic.twitter.com/v4pqf6D0V4— Jeff Shearer (@jeff_shearer) August 8, 2017
The offensive line shuffled around a bit, with a change at left tackle. That spot was filled by...
Quick practice notes: Lots of tinkering on the Auburn OL including Prince Tega at 1st-string LT.— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 8, 2017
Also, the offensive line went Wanogho, Horton, Golson, Smith, James from left to right. Braden Smith will almost assuredly be the right tackle once the season begins, but it’s interesting to see Herb Hand tweaking some things early on. Wonder if it’s just to get the juices flowing or to throw off the media that got to view the twenty-minute window. Or maybe Auburn’s just got some good depth and they’re trying every possible combination to find the best fits.
Another absence aside from Marlon Davidson and Andrew Williams (T.D. Moultry returned to practice today), was freshman offensive lineman Calvin Ashley... not sure why he wasn’t dressed out.
Another noticeable absence from Auburn's practice on Tuesday: Five-star freshman OT Calvin Ashley, who did not dress https://t.co/MmVoh7RnWz— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) August 8, 2017
And if you’d like to see our quarterbacks before they go into the bubble, here’s your last shot.
Watch Auburn QBs Jarrett Stidham, Sean White, Malik Willis in the final media viewing window before the season https://t.co/jsIZajAqO6— Wesley Sinor (@WesleySinor) August 8, 2017
Godspeed, gentlemen. Not much out of practice today, so until we get more, War Eagle.