- 2009 signee Jamar Travis and 2010 prospect (and teammate of Travis') Jeremy Nicholson visited this past weekend. It was Nicholson's third visit to the Plains. He visited Junior Day earlier this month and visited for the Southern Miss game in September.
- Practice is going as planned today in the rain.
- James Willis' contract numbers are now available. Willis signed a two year deal worth $235,550 and a $16,038 signing bonus.
- I want to say thanks to everybody who's supporting this site early on. I would say y'all are what keeps me doing it but I really started this so I could keep track of everything for myself haha. I started posting it in my signature on a message board and people started clicking and although I've only been doing this for a couple of months I've gotten great support. Thanks guys and keep coming back!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
- Auburn's only commitment thus far for 2010, Cody Parkey, was in attendance Sunday.
- Top in-state linebacker prospect Jawara White attended practice Sunday and came away impressed. Also attending were TE Travis Dickson and WR Jeremy Nicholson.
- Mario Fannin wore a boot on his right ankle and did not practice.
- Ted Roof named Craig Stevens as a standout for Sunday.
- Malzahn said Tom Hawthorne and Ben Tate had good practices.
- With senior WR Montez Billings currently injured, the first team wide receivers Sunday were Darvin Adams, Terrell Zachary and Tim Hawthorne.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Kodi Burns and Neil Caudle have been splitting first team snaps in practice. Barrett Trotter has been taking snaps with the second team. Chris Todd is taking "mental" reps while recovering from his shoulder surgery. All passers have had some inconsistency but Caudle has looked good.
Onterio McCalebb has been playing tailback and receiver. Mario Fannin has been much of the same. Fannin is incorrectly listed as a wide receiver on the roster. Ben Tate made some great runs in today's practice. Coach Luper says he expects Tate to rush for over a thousand yards and be a big part of the offense. Justin Albert is healthy and at full speed and has been running with first and second team. Malzahn says he could have a real chance.
Gabe McKenzie has been a no-show at spring practices. Chizik says it is due to an injury but a source close to the team told me it was a personal issue so that could still be an injury. Tommy Trott and Philip Pierre-Louis both are in orange non-contact jerseys. Coach Trooper Taylor named Darvin Adams, Quindarius Carr and Terrell Zachary as standouts. Brent Slusher is no longer with the team due to injuries. Montez Billings has been been dressed out but minimal participation.
Lee Ziemba is up to 308 pounds (from 280) but is moving well since his injury. Ryan Pugh is up twenty pounds (from 270 to 290). Ziemba (LT), Pugh (C), Andrew McCain (RT), Mike Berry (LG) and Byron Isom (RG) are the starters on the offensive line. Vance Smith moved from tight end to offensive line with the lack of linemen.
Derrick Lykes has reportedly made great strides. Andre Wadley is day to day. Mike Blanc has also been a standout. Coach Rocker has called Cameron Henderson a little raw but could be something special. I've really found little news for defensive line. Starters will likely be Michael Goggans, Antonio Coleman, Mike Blanc and Jake Ricks.
The current starting linebackers are Spencer Pybus, Craig Stevens and Josh Bynes. Eltoro Freeman has been standing out on second team. Other second teamers are walk-on Wade Christopher and Da'Shaun Barnes. Adam Herring is nursing an injury. I'd imagine "The Bull" (El Toro) to get some major playing time.
Christian Thompson has been first team strong safety with Zac Etheridge being hurt. Mike McNeil is first team free safety. Drew Cole and Mike Slade have been running second team at safety. Slade has also taken some reps with first team. Cornerback T'Sharvan Bell has been a standout in Coach Lolley's eyes. Aairon Savage has been playing cornerback. Walter McFadden is at the other corner.
Coach Chizik has repeatedly called practices sloppy in execution but good intensity. Sloppiness likely due to learning the new systems. There are only 12 more practices. Chizik is allowing minimal press access to practices and they are closed to the public. Coaches are saying the players need to be more physical after their first full pad practice.
Johnson is a four star on Rivals and does not yet have a ranking on Scout. Rivals lists him in their Rivals 250 and ESPN has him in their ESPNU 150. At the Atlanta (Kennedy/CES) combine, he ran a 4.5 40 and had a vertical jump of 32.5". He ran for 1,300 yards and 21 touchdowns last season helping lead Buford High School to a second consecutive 15-0 season. Johnson has since transferred to Loganville High School in Loganville, GA.
Johnson also holds offers from about 15 schools currently. He plans to enroll early.
- Kodi Burns and Neil Caudle have been splitting snaps on first team at quarterback.
- Starting linebackers are Craig Stevens, Josh Bynes and Spencer Pybus.
- Mike McNeil is first team free safety and Christian Thompson was first team strong safety since Zac Etheridge is non-contact.
- More to come.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
- Again, practice was shorts, shoulder pads and helmets.
- Philip Lutzenkirchen attended practice along with 2010 recruits Nick Perry and Sam Gibson.
- Today's first team offensive line was LT Lee Ziemba, LG Mike Berry, C Ryan Pugh, RG Byron Isom and RT Andrew McCain.
- Gene Chizik has taken a major role in special teams.
- Mike McNeil and Tommy Trott missed practice due to classes.
- More to come...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
ESPN.com is reporting that Dyer has said that his top three are Auburn, Alabama and Arkansas.
- The entire new staff reportedly has great energy in practice.
- Aairon Savage, Zac Etheridge and Philip Pierre-Louis all participated fully. Savage will probably not participate in any contact this spring though.
- Tommy Trott, Montez Billings and Lee Ziemba practiced but not fully. Trott is sitting out this spring, taking "mental reps".
- Chris Todd was not throwing passes but should be recovered from his shoulder surgery soon. He is still seeing Dr. James Andrews.
- One of the top 2010 running backs in the nation (and my favorite back for the '10 class), Michael Dyer, visited and watched practice.
- Gabe McKenzie did not practice due to "medical issues".
- Antonio Coleman said Tracy Rocker is teaching new techniques to the defensive line. Rocker has the entire defensive line to himself unlike the last ten years under Tuberville when ends and tackles were split up.
I'll post more when I receive it.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Marcus Lattimore (2)
Lache Seastrunk (7)
Alec Ogletree (17)
Damien Robinson (23)
Michael Dyer (26)
Jarrick Williams (42)
Craig Sanders (51)
Markeith Ambles (61)
Mack Brown (63)
Tai-ler Jones (81)
Demarcus Milliner (86)
Ryan Ayers (103)
Calvin Barnett (135)
Solomon Patton (149)
C.J. Mosley (200)
Travis Dickson (204)
Kaleb Eulls (219)
Brian Vogler (233)
Corey Grant (259)
Roy Finch (278)
Toney Hurd Jr. (287)
T.J. Stripling (290)
Monday, March 23, 2009
RB Michael Alexander, Port Allen, LA
K/P Chandler Brooks, Huntsville, AL
LB Joey Caldwell, Roanoke, AL
LB Ashton Richardson, New Orleans, LA
WR Trevor Barden, Canton, GA
DB Landry Bodie, Dothan, AL
WR Woody Parramore, Montgomery, AL
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
This list includes many of Auburn's targets for the 2010 class. There are three running backs in Lache Seastrunk, Marcus Lattimore and Michael Dyer. Other prospects Auburn hopes to snag who have agreed to play in the game include wide receivers Markeith Ambles and Darius White and cornerback Lamarcus Joyner.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wayne Bolt has previously coached at Troy and UAB as defensive coordinator and has had various jobs at Clemson and Wyoming. He played offensive line for East Carolina. Bolt has coached over 20 players who have played in the NFL including Osi Umenyiora and DeMarcus Ware.
Tuesday, March 24
Thursday, March 26
Saturday, March 28
Sunday, March 29.
Tuesday., March 31
Thursday., April 2
Saturday., April 4
Sunday., April 5
Tuesday., April 7
Thursday., April 9
Saturday, April 11
Sunday, April 12 (No practice, Easter)
Tuesday, April 14
Thursday, April 16
Saturday, April 18 1 p.m. A-Day, Jordan-Hare Stadium
Sunday., April 19
Team Passing Camp 1: June 5-6, 2009
Tiger Camp (4th-12th grade): June 8-10, 2009
Team Passing Camp 2: June 11-12, 2009
Senior Camp: June 13-14, 2009
Kicking Academy: June 14-17, 2009
Senior Elite Mini-Camp: July 18, 2009
Special Teams Camp: July 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
- Michael Dyer's teammate at Little Rock (AR) Christian, Dakota Moseley, named his top three as Auburn, Ole Miss and Arkansas. The tight end currently only carries an offer from Louisiana Tech but feels that Auburn is close to offering.
- Undecided top overall running back prospect for 2009, Bryce Brown, has committed to Tennessee. Top all-purpose back David Oku also signed with Tennessee.
- A Georgia offensive lineman from Buford High School, Kolton Houston, visited Auburn and received an offer. Houston also boasts offers from South Carolina, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt and Michigan State. He said it was one of his best visits and that he plans to return.
- Early four star dual-threat quarterback Barry Brunetti now is high on Auburn after his visit Saturday. Brunetti is believed to be the top quarterback target for the Tigers for 2010. Auburn has not yet offered but it looks like they will soon. Brunetti will likely return to watch a spring practice.
- Auburn High School quarterback Calvin Jenkins unofficially visited Auburn this weekend. He currently does not list any offers.
- Spring practice is set to begin Wednesday.
- Auburn's men's team barely missed the NCAA Tournament field and is instead a number one seed in the NIT. They will play at home against UT-Martin on Wednesday night at 7 CDT. If they win out they have the chance to play three home games.
- Auburn's women's team made the NCAA Tournament as expected. They are a number 2 seed in the Oklahoma City bracket and will play against Lehigh in the first round.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
- Defensive tackle Kolton Houston visited Auburn this weekend and picked up an offer.
- Nigel Terrell visited Auburn last weekend and could have possibly picked up an offer had he brought his transcripts. Terrell currently has an offer from Southern Miss.
- Tyrone Cornileus took an unofficial visit Thursday because he could not make it to Junior Day.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
- Jerraud Powers is working out in Los Angeles. He hopes to be a mid-round pick.
- Sen'Derrick Marks was disappointed with his day. He is still hampered by a hamstring injury.
- Chris Evans was disappointed with his times.
- Tray Blackmon and Robert Dunn were absent.
Here are all times and measurements:
Name Ht. Wt. 40-yd Vert. Broad Jump Bench
Tristan Davis 5-9 212 4.38 31.0 9-9 18
Tez Doolittle 6-2 285 4.92 29.5 8-8 22
Chris Evans 5-11 222 4.95 29.5 9-2 14
Steve Gandy 6-0 218 4.65 31.5 9-6 14
Tyronne Green 6-2 308 N/A 28.5 8-6 N/A
Ryan Hastie 5-11 239 4.85 34.5 9-5 17
Merrill Johnson 5-11 206 4.60 40.0 10-5.5 17
Brad Lester 5-9 190 4.48 38.5 10-4 18
Sen'Derrick Marks 6-1 301 N/A N/A 9-6 16
Charles Olatunji 6-1 194 4.62 37.5 11-1.5 14
Jerraud Powers 5-9 187 4.44 35.0 10-3 N/A
Robert Shiver 6-1 233 4.74 30.5 9-9 13
Rodgeriqus Smith 6-0 200 4.63 33.0 10-3 6
James Swinton 5-11 174 4.39 42.0 10-11 8
Cooper Wallace 6-3 254 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Monday, March 9, 2009
- Tight end Brian Vogler enjoyed his visit and especially likes how close Auburn is to his home.
- Jake Holland says the coaches told him he has set the bar for linebackers in the 2010 class. He says he will cut down to a top 5 by the end of the summer and Auburn has a good chance to be in it.
- Roy Finch says he loved his Auburn visit and says Auburn has "set the bar" for the rest of his visits.
- Nick Perry received an offer from Auburn.
- Mack Brown says Auburn is in the mix although they are not currently in his top 7.
- Jeremiah Jackson picked up an offer from Auburn.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Auburn's first Junior Day of the year has come and gone. Here are the ramblings about it we can find:
- LaDarius Owens has changed his top two (Alabama and Clemson) to a top three by adding Auburn to his favorites. He picked up his Alabama offer two days ago.
- Storm Johnson plans to return for a spring practice or the spring game and will definitely take in a game in the fall. Johnson says Auburn has a "really good chance."
- Michael Dyer could not make it this weekend but plans to visit in the future.
- Jawara White and B.J. Chitty have postponed their trips until next Junior Day, which is April 4th.
- C.J. Moseley said he "loved" his visit. He will not make a decision until after his senior season. Most people believe it will be between Auburn and Alabama. Personally, I believe Alabama holds the lead right now.
- Craig Sanders says his top three are now Auburn, Alabama and Florida.
- Nigel Terrell had a "great" visit.
Coach Chizik was at the basketball game Saturday so I am not sure if the recruits attended or not. I'll give more updates when I get them. Auburn's next Junior Day is April 4.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
- Pelham linebacker Jake Holland will attend the first Junior Day this Saturday. Holland currently holds offers from Auburn, UAB, Duke, Kansas State, Vanderbilt and South Alabama.
- Former head coach Tommy Tuberville plans to return to the Middle East this summer to visit troops. Tuberville visited last summer. He will be joining Mack Brown, Jim Tressel, Air Force's Troy Calhoun, Rick Neuheisel and Houston Nutt.
- Auburn's mens basketball team picked up their 20th victory of the season in their first nationally broadcasted game of the season. It is Auburn's first 20 win season since the 2002-03 season.
- Bo Jackson sent red roses to each womens basketball player to congratulate them for their regular season SEC Championship.
Monday, March 2, 2009
- Auburn director of football operations Jimmy Perry has accepted the head coaching job at St. Paul's Episcopal High School.
- Attalla, AL safety Davin Hawkins was on the Plains today taking an unofficial visit. He also took in the Auburn-Tennessee football game at Jordan Hare this past season.
- Dual-threat quarterback Jamius Gunsby has named his top 6 choices, although currently holding no offers: FSU, Florida, Oregon, Auburn, Alabama, UGA
- Big time Georgia running back Storm Johnson says he is ready to check out Auburn next weekend for Junior Day.
- Antonio Coleman has been named to the Lombardi Award (best lineman or linebacker) Watch List for 2009.