As their game against the Louisville Cardinals looms in about a week and a half, the Auburn Tigers have started to implement their game plan in practice.
“I think both coordinators were pleased with our kids' attention and their approach to practice,” coach Gus Malzahn said after practice on Tuesday, Aug. 25. “Obviously, there's going to be some things to clean up when you start putting in your game plan and all that, but overall I think it was a positive day.”
Louisville has yet to decide on a starting quarterback, with junior Will Gardner, sophomores Kyle Bolin and Reggie Bonnafon and true freshman Lamar Jackson still competing for the starting position, according to Steve Jones of The (Louisville, Kentucky) Courier-Journal.
Though today was the first day of full game preparation, Malzahn and his staff have been preparing for Louisville for a while now.
"As a coaching staff, you really start thinking ahead, usually your first three or four games, [in] the offseason, the summer and all that," Malzahn said. "We've got two full weeks to prepare. I feel good about where we're at."
Several players, including safety Tray Matthews and running back Kerryon Johnson, were not 100 percent in practice over the past week, but Malzahn said everyone is healthy and ready for game week.