March 27, 2008
The Auburn football team moved one step closer to the annual A-Day spring game with a practice that lasted a little more than two hours Thursday morning at the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex.
The Tigers will hold a shorter practice tomorrow at 4 p.m., prior to Saturday's A-Day game, which begins at 1 p.m.
"This was basically our last fundamentals and technique practice," said head coach Tommy Tuberville. "We need a lot more. It wasn't the best practice that we've had. We lost our concentration the last 30 or 40 minutes. It was a pretty long practice, but a little better than what we had Tuesday."
The Tigers, practicing in full pads, spent much of the workout in group drills, with linemen working against each other and the offensive backs working against the defensive backs. The units came together to work as a team during the latter portion of practice before ending with field goals.
Friday's workout will be in shorts and helmets as the Tigers get ready for Saturday's A-Day game.
Tickets for the A-Day game are $5 and will be available for purchase at the west will-call booth on the west side of Jordan-Hare Stadium and at the southeast ticket booth on the east side of the stadium. The Lettermen's Club will also be selling tickets at stations outside the east and west open gates.
Auburn University students presenting a valid ID will receive free admission and will enter at the student gates on the stadium's east side.
Tickets may still be purchased at the Auburn Ticket Office located at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum this week from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tickets are also available at the Auburn University Bookstore, Anders Bookstore, Big Blue Bookstore and both J&M Bookstore locations.
Gates will open at 11 a.m. on both the west and east sides of the stadium. On the west side, Gates 12, 13, 15 and 16 will be open, while on the east side, Gates 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 will be open. General public seating inside the stadium will be available in the lower bowl of Jordan-Hare Stadium with the exception of sections 37-44 (north end zone). Also, both upper decks will be closed.