August 4, 2007

Cox returns for Saturday's practice

Brandon Cox had to wait two long days to be cleared to join his teammates in preseason practice.

Auburn's starting quarterback made his preseason debut in Saturday afternoon's practice. He went through the full session, though he admitted the heat and humidity were more than he had bargained for.

"It's good to be back here, but I don't know about the heat," Cox said with a smile. "The heat's been a little rough."

Saturday's session was AU's last split-squad practice and the first in "shells" - helmets, shorts and shoulder pads.

The schedule picks up steam soon: Sunday's practice will be the first full-squad session, and Monday's will be the first in full pads. Tuesday will be the first two-a-day practice, with sessions scheduled at 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Head coach Tommy Tuberville said Cox performed well Saturday, despite the heat and humidity.

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