Auburn scrimmages; Grant impresses - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Auburn scrimmages; Grant impresses

AUBURN – The Auburn Tigers held a 90-minute officiated scrimmage under sunny skies Saturday morning at Jordan-Hare Stadium, wrapping up the third week of football spring drills.

It was Auburn's 10th practice of the spring.

"We had an 86-play scrimmage today, moving the ball in different situations and mixing and matching personnel," Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said afterward.

"We're learning more every time out there; our coaches are going to have a lot of situations with different guys to evaluate.

"Corey Grant made some good runs; that's what stood out to me. He's a hard worker and does a lot of dirty work. Any time you've got a guy who can run, you can do some different things. "We were almost 50-50 run-pass today; that was set up that way to evaluate both aspects. We're getting better.

"I'm more concerned about our attitude, our work ethic, our approach, how we respond to adversity and success. The Xs and Os after spring -- we'll be able to settle in and concentrate on Xs and Os, but big picture, I'm more interested in our team chemistry and how we react to certain situations. I'd say we're improving."

Auburn will not practice Monday. The Tigers will return to the practice field Wednesday morning in the final week of preparation for A-Day on Saturday, April 20, scheduled for a 1 p.m. CT kickoff at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • Mississippi State falls to Georgia 31-3

    Mississippi State falls to Georgia 31-3

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:47:50 GMT
    UGA beats MSU 31-3, click on the video above for highlights. Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
    UGA beats MSU 31-3, click on the video above for highlights. Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Gators rally, nip Cats 28-27

    Gators rally, nip Cats 28-27

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:46:02 GMT
    (Source: WAVE 3 News)(Source: WAVE 3 News)
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Freddie Swain caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Luke Del Rio with 43 seconds remaining to cap No. 20 Florida's rally from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit that beat Kentucky 28-27 on Saturday night.      The Gators extended their winning streak over the Wildcats to 31 games, the nation's longest streak in FBS, and took early control of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. And it required everything they had after t...More >>
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Freddie Swain caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Luke Del Rio with 43 seconds remaining to cap No. 20 Florida's rally from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit that beat Kentucky 28-27 on Saturday night.      The Gators extended their winning streak over the Wildcats to 31 games, the nation's longest streak in FBS, and took early control of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. And it required everything they had after t...More >>
  • Kerryon Johnson: 5TDs in return, No. 15 Auburn throttles Missouri 51-14

    Kerryon Johnson: 5TDs in return, No. 15 Auburn throttles Missouri 51-14

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:18:05 GMT
    (Source: Auburn Athletics)(Source: Auburn Athletics)

    Kerryon Johnson finished one rushing touchdown shy of Auburn's all-time record for a single game as the No. 15 Tigers didn't let up in it's 51-14 win over Missouri Saturday night.

    More >>

    Kerryon Johnson finished one rushing touchdown shy of Auburn's all-time record for a single game as the No. 15 Tigers didn't let up in it's 51-14 win over Missouri Saturday night.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly