April 2, 2009
The Auburn football team held its sixth practice of the spring season Thursday, battling rain showers while working in shells for over two hours behind the Athletics Complex.
The Tigers started on the outdoor practice fields before rain forced the team inside the John H. Watson Fieldhouse for about an hour. The squad was able to come back outside for the last half hour of the workout.
Moving indoors caused a slight adjustment to the practice schedule, but the team still was able to accomplish all of its goals for the practice. The Tigers started with special teams work and conducted individual and group drills. The offense and defense worked separately before coming together to work as a team.
"I thought it was a really crisp practice," said head coach Gene Chizik. "I thought we really focused today. We tried to fix some little issues offensively and defensively, slow down the pace a little bit and teach more in preparation for Saturday's scrimmage. I think we got out of it what we needed to get out of it, even though we had to adapt and adjust to the weather. I'm really proud of the way the kids focused and stayed with us in practice and adapted on the run."
The Tigers will hold their first scrimmage of the spring season Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The scrimmage, which is closed to the public, will begin at 10:30 a.m. CT.
Auburn will conclude the second week of spring drills Sunday with a 5:00 p.m. workout at the Athletics Complex practice fields.