Phillip's blog: Ramblin' around

In my interview with wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor on Tuesday, he said he was extremely pleased with the progress of redshirt freshman wide receiver Trovon Reed. He said he has completely recovered from the knee injury that kept him sidelined for all but two plays of last season.

Senior Editor Phillip Marshall

“He’s doing really well,” Taylor said. “I’m excited about where he is. I talked to Coach Yox and he said he’s been busting it in the weight room. He’s put on 10 or 12 pounds. His body is changing. I’m looking forward to seeing him on the field.” …

In an interview Wednesday morning, senior offensive tackle Brandon Mosley said he went to Georgia Military College out of high school but quickly figured that wasn’t forhim. It was, he said, marching, marching and marching some more. He went transferred to Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, where he played tight end before signing with Auburn. I’ll also have a story on him in the next few days. …

I had a delightful night Wednesday speaking to the Coweta-Fayette Auburn Club in Peachtree City, Ga. Nice folks all the way around. They probably deserved a better speaker, but I had a good time. …

Bryan and I will be in Nashville today and part of Friday for the first 247Sports publishers’ conference. We hope to get some ideas to carry home with us. Please bear with us, though, because we might not be able to update the site throughout the day as we usually try to do. …

I’ll also have a story in the next few days on one of my all-time favorite Auburn athletes, basketball forward Marquis Daniels. He was in town on Tuesday to speak to Tony Barbee’s basketball camp. Daniels, now with the Boston Celtics, is recovering from a serious back injury. Though he wasn’t drafted, he is headed toward his eighth NBA season.

Asked when it hit home to him that he had beaten the odds and made it, he said it was when he was able to buy his mother a house and a car. Daniels grew up hard in Orlando, then moved to Auburn and earned his degree in 3 ½ years. He was a class act then and still is. …

It was a long drive from Peachtree City to Nashville. Time to get some sleep. …

Until next time. …

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