AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn football returned from spring break for its sixth practice of preseason camp, but not all the Tigers were present and accounted for Tuesday.
The top news from a rather uneventful 15-minute media viewing period centered on the absence of wide receiver Kyle Davis, who hasn’t participated in a single practice yet this spring.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn told reporters earlier this month he expected Davis to return to practice after spring break. Malzahn said Davis is still on the team, but he hasn’t made his return yet.
Unlike the first two open viewing portions, media members didn’t see any 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 drills between the offense and defense. Most of the action centered on position warmups, including some special teams work, and a long stretch period.
Auburn football spring practice observations: Day 6
- The first-team and second-team offensive lines remained the same in drills.
- First: LT Darius James, LG Marquel Harrell, C Austin Golson, RG Mike Horton, RT Braden Smith
- Second: LT Prince Tega Wanogho, LG Tucker Brown, C Kaleb Kim, RG Tyler Carr, RT Bailey Sharp
- Kam Martin, Eli Stove and Kerryon Johnson practiced at kick returner. Stephen Roberts and Ryan Davis repped at punt returner. Ian Shannon punted, Daniel Carlson kicked field goals and Sage Ledbetter worked at kickoff specialist.
- Speaking of special teams, John Franklin III got plenty of work at punt team gunner. He did not participate in quarterback drills at all during the window.
- As expected, quarterback Tyler Queen was not at practice after announcing his decision to transfer. Sean White looked the healthiest he’s been during practices, rotating often with Jarrett Stidham in throwing drills.
- Wide receiver Darius Slayton (hernia surgery) looked limited but was dressed out, along with injured cornerbacks Jamel Dean and Jayvaughn Myers.
- Starting defensive tackle Dontavius Russell was full of energy during drills, singing “Good Day” by Nappy Roots before heading into stretching.
- Former Auburn head coach Pat Dye was in attendance, along with former offensive guard Alex Kozan.
- Class of 2019 offensive line recruit Devonte Dobbs was also in attendance.