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April 3, 2013

Quick observations from Auburn practice #5 | Check in on Gus Malzahn’s live comments

AUBURN FOOTBALL

BY AARON BRENNER | abrenner@ledger-enquirer.com

@WarEagleExtra

AUBURN, Ala. — As we go through each practice, notes will probably get shorter since I don’t want to repeat myself. It also depends on how much “new” material we see. Here’s a few nuggets from this morning, and as usual I’ll live blog Gus Malzahn‘s comments at or after 11 a.m. ET.

The final 5-minute period we saw was more screens, continuing to integrate cadences and blocking schemes. The passes we saw were 7-for-7 (four for Kiehl Frazier, three for Jonathan Wallace), spreading it out to, in order: RB Tre Mason, RB Corey Grant, WR Sammie Coates (twice), RB Cameron Artis-Payne, walk-on RB Patrick Lymon, WR Melvin Ray.

Getting more punt return reps Wednesday were cornerbacks Robenson Therezie and Chris Davis, under the watchful eye of … running backs coach Tim Horton, not special teams coach Scott Fountain. Mason, Grant, Trovon Reed and Quan Bray also were back there, but not Ricardo Louis.

Cody Parkey went 8-for-8 in the fire-drill field-goal session, starting from 20 yards out and steadily moving back as far as 46 yards. Ryan White continues to be his primary holder, and most the usual offensive and defensive starters are lining up to block and rush in the drill.

Scout teamers pulled on green recreational jerseys for some special teams drills.

If you see Gabe Wright, wish him a happy 21st birthday.

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