Courtesy of Auburn Athletics
AUBURN, Ala. â€“ The Auburn football team held its fifth practice of
the spring season Wednesday morning, working out for more than two hours
under sunny skies at the Athletics Complex practice fields.
Wednesdayâ€™s practice included more of a focus on special teams than
previous workouts. The Tigers also continued to work on individual and
position drills, and mixed in a heavy dose of team work.
Following practice, defensive coordinator Ted Roof said that he has
noticed a marked improvement from the Tigers this spring, compared to
last year when the team was learning a new system under a new staff.
â€œI think that weâ€™re a lot further ahead at this point than we were
last year,â€ said Roof. â€œI think itâ€™s the continuity with the
staff, itâ€™s the second year in the system with the players, and
weâ€™re working to get it better now that theyâ€™ve heard it and the
newness of things has worn off.â€
Offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn agreed with that assessment and has
noticed similar improvement with his offensive unit.
â€œThe veterans definitely have a better understanding, as they
should,â€ said Malzahn. â€œOur expectations are a lot higher, though.
Weâ€™re just trying to focus on the little things. Weâ€™re trying to be
demanding on the guys and strain them so they can be as good as they can
The Tigers will return to the practice fields Friday morning at 9 a.m.
Auburnâ€™s annual A-Day game will be held on Saturday, April 17, at 1
p.m. CT in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Tickets are $5 for general fans and free
for AU students with an Auburn Ignited card.
All tickets are general admission and can be purchased prior to game
day at the Auburn Ticket Office located in Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
from 8 a.m. â€“ 4:30 p.m., and on game day beginning at 8 a.m. In
addition, fans can order tickets on-line through the Auburn Ticket
Office website. On-line sales will continue through April 9.
Beginning April 9, tickets will also be available at Anders Bookstore,
Big Blue Bookstore, J&M Bookstore (both locations), Tiger Rags and the
A free post-game autograph session with Coach Gene Chizik, the Auburn
coaching staff and players will be held on Pat Dye Field inside
Jordan-Hare Stadium following the game.