Complete A-Day Preview
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When: Tiger Walk starts at 11:45 am CT in the usual spot, while the game begins at 1:00 pm CT.
Rules: This year’s edition will feature a similar format to years past. There will be 12-minute quarters with “regular clock rules”, but with the possibility of a running clock in the second half in order to avoid injuries as well as speed up the game. Special teams, as always, will not be live.
“We’ll divide up teams like we’ve done in the past,” Malzahn said, “… and try to make it as close to a game-like situation as possible.”
Who To Watch:
QB Sean White: Obviously most of the hype has surrounded Jeremy Johnson this offseason, but with pinpoint accuracy and the ability to move within the pocket, the Tigers are set at the quarterback position for the next four years.
RB Jovon Robinson: It’s been a mighty long road to the Plains for Robinson, as he played a year of JUCO-ball last year following the grade-change scandal in 2012. But by all accounts, Robinson could very well be our starting running back this fall. Look for a tight battle between sophomore Roc Thomas and Robinson this Saturday.
C Austin Golson: The departure of Reese Dismukes has left some very big shoes to fill, but Austin Golson, a sophomore transfer from Ole Miss, is more than ready to step up and fill in the missing piece.
S Tray Matthews: This former Georgia Bulldog is one I’ve wanted at Auburn since the very beginning. With a very stocky frame for a defensive back, Matthews will provide the Tigers’ pass defense with a ruthless, aggressive mentality. Something that seems to have been missing from Auburn’s secondary for a little while.
“Tray is a big dude with great energy, a tough guy. He’s going to be a great leader for us,” Auburn secondary coach Travaris Robinson said.
CB Jonathan Jones (Out): Recently had surgery on his foot, and will be out for the remainder of spring practice.
WR Tony Stevens (Out): Not a serious injury, but has been ruled out for Saturday’s scrimmage.
LB Cameron Toney (Questionable): Toney has been nursing a concussion, but could be cleared to play tomorrow.
OL Alex Kozan (Probable)
DE Carl Lawson (Probable)
What Else Is On Campus (updated for weather):
Baseball vs. Ole Miss: doubleheader, 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm CT
Softball vs. Alabama: doubleheader, 12:30 pm and 5:00 pm CT
Toomer’s Corner Block Party (Nick Jonas, Kesha, Nelly): 5:00 pm CT
See you there! War Eagle!