Coach J.B. Grimes was yelling at his offensive linemen at Auburn's spring practice Monday. Tackle Shon Coleman didn't mind one bit.
Welcome to Day 4 of Auburn spring football practice. Mark it down as a spirited one, at least for offensive line coach J.B. Grimes.
Jake Holland is learning something new. Says he's ready to contribute. Is trying to impress another defensive coordinator. Yep, that's Jake Holland, senior linebacker.
Mal Moore passes away.
Coach Gus Malzahn is back in Auburn and quarterback Kiehl Frazier is back running a fast-paced offense that he knows well. "It is more of my comfort zone," Frazier says
Auburn finished its first day in pads Saturday with extended 11-on-11 work in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Was it serious? "It was tackle football," said coach Gus Malzahn.
Gus Malzahn hinted another fast-paced practice was in the offing when he walked to the sidelines to coach up the crew holding he first down markers."You guys are to have more really quick," he warned.
The first spring practice of 2013 is in the books for the Auburn Tigers. Working out two hours on a crisp spring morning Wednesday at the Auburn Athletics Practice Fields, the Tigers went through a number of non-contact drills in shorts for their first team practice of the Coach Gus Malzahn era.
The first two Auburn spring practices are in the books. Now, coach Gus Malzahn is ready for the first real test of the spring Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Day Two of Auburn's spring practice was a lot like Day One.Fast. And faster still.
A total of nine spring football games of teams that will compete for the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship and a trip to Charlotte for the 2013 ACC Football Championship Game, will be available on ESPN3 this spring, ESPN and the ACC announced Wednesday.
Linebacker Kris Frost says spring practice is off to a fast start. "I love the defense," he said.
You think Gus Malzahn, you think fast-pace offense. Malzahn was up to his old Auburn tricks in the opening minutes of his first spring practice as the Tigers' head coach Wednesday. But for every hurried offensive snap, for every new unit that runs on the field to run the no-huddle plays, a defensive unit has to respond in kind.
Kiehl Frazier, Johnathan Wallace and Gus Malzahn didn't waste time setting the tone at Auburn's first spring practice on a chilly Wednesday morning.The quarterbacks took turns racing to the ball, clicking off snaps in quick order, and leading the offense down the field. Time between snaps? A few seconds.Malzahn promised a quick tempo on his return to Auburn, and the new head coach delivered on Day One.
Auburn is moving to the field for spring practice Wednesday after an offseason with new strength and conditioning coach Ryan Russell. He, apparently, put them to the test.
"I'm excited about spring practice starting tomorrow. I know we're starting a bit later than a lot, but that's for a couple of reasons. We felt like we needed to get physically stronger in the weight room, and Coach (Ryan) Russell has assured me we have. I really felt like we needed to get mentally tougher, and we've worked hard with these 6 a.m. workouts, really strained our guys and we feel like we have a good foundation going into spring practice."Our spring goals are pretty simple. Number one, I told our players today we've got to get our edge back. That's physically and mentally tougher, and we're going to be very physical during spring practice. We're going to have the pads on, and we're going to be getting after it with the basic fundamentals of football. We're going to stress discipline on the field, and that's a big part of what we're doing."Number two is player understanding of our base offense and defense; I think that's very critical. We want our guys when they leave spring to have a very good understanding of the responsibilities of our base offense and defense -- the reason being this summer, we want them to build upon things and not develop bad habits.
New Auburn coach Gus Malzahn laid out his spring practice goals as easy as you please Wednesday.One. Two. Three. Here we go toward the first day of spring practice on Wednesday.
Gus Malzahn is back in Auburn, and he's returned with an open mind. "Every position is wide open," he says on the eve of spring football practice
The University of Kentucky football team held spring practice No. 5 on Monday morning at the Nutter Field House. Head coach Mark Stoops and offensive coordinator Neal Brown met with the media after practice.
Emory Blake and his team-best 50 catches are gone. Auburn's top returning receiver had 14.Sound familiar? It does to new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee.