April 5, 2010
Auburn, Ala. - The Auburn football team returned to the practice fields Monday morning for the first time since Saturday's scrimmage. The Tigers practiced nearly two hours, going 22 periods, in individual and team drills.
Auburn head coach Gene Chizik said the Tigers worked on correcting mistakes made in Saturday's scrimmage.
"Defensively, we installed some new things in today's practice," Chizik said. "Offensively, we went back and worked on some things that needed to be corrected. Today was really a day for just going back to the basics and addressing the issues we had in the scrimmage."
The Tigers will practice again Wednesday morning before holding a scrimmage Saturday. Chizik noted the coaching staff will be looking for specific areas of improvement going into the second scrimmage of the spring.
"Across the board we will be looking for improvement in our alignments," Chizik said. "Getting everybody in the right spot, not getting rattled by the pace, both offensively and defensively, will be looked at closely. We will also look at the execution of the assignments. The alignments and assignments, the `where are we supposed to be and what are we supposed to be doing' type of things and being physical with everything we do will all be looked at and we hope to see improvement."
Auburn's annual A-Day game will be held 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. - 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 University Bookstore.
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.