March 28, 2012
Auburn conducted its fourth football practice of the spring Wednesday morning in a two-hour workout in full pads that pleased head coach Gene Chizik with its more physical nature.
"I was more pleased with practice today. I felt like today they really tried to focus in on the physicality part of the game. I thought it was much better today, which is what I expected," Chizik said. "There are still a lot of new concepts and language that our whole team is trying to grasp. We have got much, much improvement in front of us, but today, in terms of the quality of the physicality part of the game, I was pleased.
"They have really taken well to it (the new terminology). Again, it is just a whole new language, but slowly but surely, they are digesting new terms and new meanings. It is just going to continue to be a process and we just day by day have to improve."
The Tigers return to the practice field Friday morning for their fifth practice session of the spring.
Auburn will unveil statues commemorating the school's three Heisman Trophy winners, Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson, and Cam Newton, in a ceremony on Sat., April 14, at 10 a.m. CT prior to Auburn's annual spring game, A-Day. The ceremony will take place on the east side of Jordan-Hare Stadium, where each statue will be permanently located. Sullivan, Jackson and Newton are scheduled to be in attendance for the event.
A-Day tickets are $5 for general fans and free for AU students with an Auburn Ignited card. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to avoid waiting in line on April 14. To purchase tickets visit www.aubtix.com.
Join the "Team Behind the Team" by joining the Tigers Unlimited Football Ticket Priority Program. Gray Zone seating is available for the 2012 season. For more information or to join Tigers Unlimited visit www.tigersunlimited.com or call 855-AUB-2010, ext 2.