Auburn Holds First Spring Scrimmage

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AUBURN – The Auburn Tigers football team completed their first scrimmage of the spring on Saturday morning inside the indoor practice facility.

The scrimmage was originally set to be held in Jordan-Hare Stadium, but rain forced the move indoors. Auburn ran between 60 and 70 plays and completed the scrimmage in just less than two hours.

“I thought today was a productive scrimmage day,” Auburn head coach Gene Chizik said. “We did some different situations before we scrimmaged. It was a good all-around day because we still covered our special teams work. We did a little bit of situational work before we went and scrimmaged later in the practice. The scrimmage I thought was productive on both sides of the ball with some good teaching moments. There are going to be some good things that show up and some bad things and a lot of correctable things.”

Chizik did see multiple plays on both sides of the ball that he took away as positives.

“Offensively, there were a lot of positives,” Chizik said. “We tried to run the football in a physical manner. We had a few explosive plays that were good to see. As well on defense, we saw some positive things. I saw some explosive things on defense — turnovers and sacks. We saw a few three-and-outs. We are really trying to teach situations and football. I think our kids are getting a grasp of it; they aren’t there yet. On both sides of the ball, there were good things that happened and a lot of things that will be corrected.”

The Tigers are off on Sunday and will return to the practice field at 8:30 a.m. on Monday.

Auburn will unveil statues commemorating the school’s three Heisman Trophy winners, Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson, and Cam Newton, in a ceremony on Sat., April 14, at 10 a.m. CT prior to Auburn’s annual spring game, A-Day. 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.

Courtesy: AU Media Relations

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