July 30, 2013
Gus Malzahn returning to Jordan-Hare Stadium for fall practice (Todd Van Emst photo)
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Alabama — Auburn football players officially report Thursday and won't mess around when practice begins Friday. The Tigers are scheduled to go seven straight days to start preseason practice this year.
A few notable stops in the first nine days of practice: The first day in pads is next Tuesday, practice in Jordan-Hare Stadium is the following day and the team photo is Aug. 9. The Tigers will practice in the stadium again on Aug. 10 and practice again later in the afternoon. Fan Day is Aug. 11 beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Auburn Arena. Most practices begin late in the afternoon. All are closed to the public.
Some of the early days of practice are scheduled to go like this:
Thursday: Players report
Friday: First practice at 4 p.m.
Saturday: Second practice
Sunday: Third practice
Monday: Fourth practice
Tuesday, Aug. 6: First day in pads
Wednesday, Aug. 7: Practice in Jordan-Hare Stadium (and likely scrimmage)
Thursday, Aug. 8: Two-a-day practice
Friday, Aug. 9: Off day. Team photo
Saturday, Aug. 10 Practice in Jordan-Hare Stadium (and likely scrimmage) followed by late-afternoon practice
Sunday, Aug. 11: Morning practice followed by Fan Day at 3:30 p.m. in Auburn Arena.
The remainder of the practice schedule will be released later as the Tigers work toward their Aug. 31 opener against Washington State.
Charles Goldberg writes for AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine