Auburn Feels Confident About 2012 Team

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The Auburn football team practiced two hours Wednesday morning in full pads, and head coach Gene Chizik was pleased with his squad's progress.

"Today we made some strides," said Chizik. "We had a huge emphasis on running the football and defending the run, and did some good red zone work. Overall, it was a full pad day, and we took a step forward in trying to be physical.

"We did a good bit of 11-on-11 today - some of it was situational, some of it was a little bit live. We wanted to get the officials out there for the different formations and make sure we're doing everything right.

"We're not satisfied by any means, but our guys are working in the right direction. I like their attitude and their effort moving forward, and they've done that every day. But I don't feel like there's a comfort level right now with any phase."

The Tigers return to the practice field Friday morning, with just five practices remaining before A-Day on Sat., April 14.

Courtesy AU Media Relations