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Chizik praises freshman DE Lemonier

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn coach Gene Chizik has been impressed so far by freshman defensive end Corey Lemonier (lay-muhn-YEER').

Chizik said after Tuesday morning's practice that Lemonier is "going to push somebody for a position." He says he doesn't normally offer such praise for freshmen this early.

Lemonier was one of Auburn's most highly rated signees.

He's playing weakside defensive end, along with senior Antoine Carter, junior college transfer Joel Bonomolo and sophomore Dee Ford.

Tuesday was the Tigers' first day of two-a-day practices. They will have a scrimmage situation Wednesday evening. 

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