Auburn Football Practice Report
April 7, 2012
AUBURN -- The Auburn Tigers conducted an officiated scrimmage Saturday morning at Jordan-Hare Stadium, running nearly 100 snaps.
"Today, I thought we got a lot accomplished out there," said Auburn head coach Gene Chizik. "We had between 90-100 plays and did some good special teams work. The overlying theme was about what we expected - offensively we did some good things and some poor things and vice versa on defense. We'll get a chance to evaluate the film and see where we're at.
"The good news is we got out of it relatively healthy - they're tired and beat-up but they pushed through it today. It was about what we expected.
"I feel like we attempted to run the football against eight/nine-man front defenses, which are as tough as you're going to get - at times I thought we did it well and at times I thought we did it poorly. Overall, trying to establish the mentality of trying to run the ball - that was definitely part of the plan.
"But on both sides of the ball there were some good things. The defense did a nice job with some takeaways - good for the defense, bad for the offense. "
The Tigers return to the practice field Monday morning in the final week of preparation for A-Day on Sat., April 14, when Auburn will unveil statues commemorating the school's three Heisman Trophy winners, Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson, and Cam Newton, in a ceremony at 10 a.m. CT prior to Auburn's annual spring game. 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.
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