August 15, 2008

Auburn ready for second scrimmage

With two weeks left until the opener, Auburn will hold its second and probably last major scrimmage of preseason practice Saturday.

Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville says it will be a final test for many of Auburn's young players that are fighting for a spot in the playing rotation, especially in the secondary.

"We're going to probably throw the ball a little bit more tomorrow, so it will probably an even bigger test," said Tuberville. "We want to look at some guys who are borderline, on whether we're going to play them or put them on the back shelf and make them work their way up if they're going to play this year.

"This is going to be a big day for 16 or 17 guys that we circled on the board."

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