Henry Zimmer | Sports Writer
According to players and coaches, Auburn's defense was supposed to be the best part of the Tigers' overall team heading into the annual A-Day scrimmage. By the end of the game, it became clear why the defense has earned that praise.
“It’s more downhill, more attacking the defense,” Shivers said. “I feel like that is more our style here, as running backs. That’s what I do, run downhill. This is what best fits me.”
Auburn football head coach Bryan Harsin announced Saturday that tight end J.J. Pegues is moving to the defensive line. "I think the position for J.J. is going to be a good fit," Harsin said.
Jeff Schmedding inherited a talented tandem of Zakoby McClain and Owen Pappoe when he came to Auburn as the inside linebackers coach. He's seen them, and the group as a whole "buy-in" during the spring.
“From a talent level, we have the guys,” Williams said. “The biggest thing for us is going to be putting in the work, time and effort to be extremely detailed and to work to be the best we can possibly be.”
"Today was about operation and execution,” Harsin said. “That is it. Simple as that. It's about who can operate and execute. We saw guys that can do that.”
“With the whole staff, we are able to get a lot of ideas about what direction we want to go,” Bobo said. “It is going to be a fluid process, we are still trying to figure out the players that we have and the talent we have offensively.”
Auburn football and head coach Bryan Harsin conducted an open practice for fans in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. In front of a crowd of about 3,500, the Auburn fans got to see what changes are being made to the football team under its new coaching staff.
Monday marked the beginning of spring practice for Auburn and the first practices under new head coach Bryan Harsin. "We are all excited about that," Harsin said.
"I wish we would've got this dub today and then win on Saturday so we could've ended perfectly ready to go into the next season, but that's not going to happen," Williams said. "So we have to win this Saturday, and we're going to be prepared for Mississippi State."