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Video: Auburn Offensive Line Coach J.B. Grimes At 1st Practice Days After Cancer Surgery

Auburn offensive line coach J.B. Grimes at practice days after cancer surgery.

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Offensive line coaches are known to be tough, but Auburn's J.B. Grimes is taking things to the next level. Grimes had surgery to remove a cancerous spot on his tongue last week, and was present today as the Tigers held their first practice of the season. AL.com's Brandon Marcello has more:

The veteran assistant coach underwent surgery to remove a cancerous spot on his tongue last week, according to the school's official website. His lymph nodes were also removed as a precaution.

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Grimes didn't slow down much during the first 20 minutes of practice open to reporters. He could be seen giving individual instruction and leading offensive line drills at the indoor facility. 

"I will not miss practice," Grimes told AuburnTigers.com Tuesday. "I'm strong. I'll recover."

 Here's video of Grimes at practice today:

We're very happy to hear that everything went well, and wish Grimes a quick recovery.

[AL.com]