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Auburn Football Practice Report

April 7, 2010

Mario Fanin
AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn football team held its ninth practice of the spring season Wednesday morning, working out for more than two hours under partly cloudy skies at the Athletics Complex practice fields.

After working on individual and position drills, the Tigers spent some time working through scrimmage-type situations. Auburn closed out practice with a focus on special teams and team work.

Following practice, defensive coordinator Ted Roof said that he was impressed with the contact speed of the team. He was also pleased with how the defense is picking up some of the technical aspects.

"The contact speed was a little bit better than it was the other day, I thought that improved," said Roof. "The procedure was also better, as far as getting the calls, getting lined up and the communication, we did a better job of that today."

Offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn liked what he saw during the scrimmage portion of practice as the offense and defense add more variations to their plans.

"The scrimmage was good, we saw some good things," said Malzahn. "Both of us are adding things right now, so we saw some different looks and we had some different wrinkles, too. It gave us a chance to evaluate off film and see where we are at."

The Tigers will take Friday off before returning to the field at 10 a.m. CT, Saturday for a scrimmage at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The scrimmage is closed to the public.

Auburn'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. - 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.



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