Spring practice: Day 2

Rhett Lashlee has high expectations for Nick Marshall and Jeremy Johnson as they particpate in their first spring practice. (Todd Van Emst/Auburn University)

Rhett Lashlee has high expectations for Nick Marshall and Jeremy Johnson as they particpate in their first spring practice. (Todd Van Emst/Auburn University)

AUBURN – There’s still lots of buzz about basketball, and Auburn held its second practice of the spring Thursday morning.

There was no observation window Thursday so we’re relying on what offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, who spoke for the first time since following the BCS National Championship, had to share regarding virtually every aspect of the offense.

Among the quick notes:

  • Nick Marshall’s completion percentage was 59.4 last season but Lashlee wants to see it improve to “between 65 and 70 would be great” in the spring. “The one thing I have been pleased with the first two days, I feel like Nick has had a real calmness about him and a confidence, not from his ability, from just knowing the plays and the reads and where to go with the ball.”
  • D’haquille Williams is working at the “9″ position so far and is off to a good start. “It’s a little different probably than he’s ever experienced before, and he’s done a great job.”
  • Patrick Miller and Shon Coleman are still splitting reps at left tackle. Lashlee wouldn’t say who started off with the first-team on Thursday
  • Brandon Fulse, C.J. Uzomah and Gage Batten have been working at H-back. Ricky Parks is still getting reacclimated to the team.

More to come.