AUBURN, Ala. Like the vast majority of those inside Jordan-Hare Stadium last Saturday, Jay Prosch watched Auburns go-ahead, 73-yard scoring strike to Ricardo Louis with anxious eyes.
The senior fullback described how the play unfolded from his vantage point.
I saw the ball in the air and I looked down the field and saw two defenders and I was thinking, Oh man, I dont know whos got this, he said. I saw the tip and I saw that it was still in Ricardos range, and I saw him reach out and tip it up to himself and I was like, Grab it, grab it, and he grabbed it. After that, I was like, This is a joke. This is unreal. This isnt happening. It was just amazing. Ive never been on the field or been in a stadium and been able to see a play like that happen. Its awesome.
As awe-inspiring as the pass-and-catch was, Prosch said he expects quarterback Nick Marshall to receive some pointedly constructive criticism during offensive meetings this week about not only throwing into double-coverage, but overlooking Sammie Coates, who was wide-open on the play.
There might be a little bit of that, Prosch said. Theres always some learning to do, but in the end, we got the win. We definitely are going to continue to get better.
Tigers conduct no-contact practice Tuesday
Auburn donned full pads on Tuesday, according to linebacker Jake Holland, but did so without contact. Whats more, he said, the Tigers went through tackling drills, just without taking players to the ground.
The Tigers dedicated Sundays practice to fixing issues from the previous days victory.
Holland said thats the way the rest of this weeks practices will play out as well.
This first week (we have) focused on Auburn and (got) a visual of what Alabama does, the senior said. It's not relaxed, I wouldn't say, but it's not real physical right now. That'll come next week."