DKW 86 6,371 Posted August 24, 2006 Share Posted August 24, 2006 http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/mobilereg....xml&coll=3 Rose could be a late addition to AU roster Thursday, August 24, 2006 AUBURN -- Receiver Alex Rose could officially be an Auburn Tiger within the next 24 hours. The prospect from Jacksonville, Fla., has been waiting for approval from the NCAA Clearinghouse and Auburn admissions officials. Until recently, it appeared he was destined for a prep school. Now, he might be on his way to Auburn. Tigers coach Tommy Tuberville chose his words carefully, but said Rose should know one way or another very soon. Tuberville also said there was a chance that Rose could be a partial qualifier, like former Auburn defensive end Stanley McClover. Classes started last Wednesday, so Rose must start soon. "He has not been cleared 100 percent," Tuberville said. "I'd say they'd do it in the next 24 hours because they know the drop-add (class period) is right here amongst us. "If he's going to come, he'd better hurry." -- COX ON WATCH LIST: Auburn's Brandon Cox has been named to the 2006 Manning Award watch list, one of 22 quarterbacks to earn the honor. The Manning Award, which is sponsored by the Sugar Bowl, was created in honor of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. The two previous winners were Southern Cal's Matt Leinart in 2004 and Vince Young of Texas in 2005. -- TAKING IT IN: Auburn interim president Ed Richardson dropped by to watch Wednesday afternoon's practice. The Tigers worked for more than two hours, dodging brief showers. "It was a good day," Tuberville said. "The focus was there. The cooler weather helped." -- EVERYBODY BACK: The only players missing from practice were those with long-term injuries: linebacker Steve Gandy (thigh), offensive tackle Oscar Gonzalez (toe) and defensive end Darrell Roseman (shin). Fullback Mike McLaughlin, who tore his ACL in the spring, returned to work in very limited action Wednesday. Tuberville said he was still another month away from playing. "He's running and getting a little contact," Tuberville said. -- FOR KICKS: Tuberville said he was extremely pleased with the performance of the special teams players during preseason camp. Kicker John Vaughn has made 86 percent of observed kicks, Tuberville said, and punter Kody Bliss has regularly boomed punts. Matt Clark will be the kickoff specialist and try long-distance field goals of roughly 55 yards and up. The kickers will rest their legs for the next few days. "We're going to pull the plug on these guys for three days and let them get their leg back," Tuberville said. "They are pretty tired." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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