Auburn football coaches get hype for first spring practice

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This afternoon, spring practices will begin for an Auburn football team that hasn’t seen the spring practice field in quite some time. There was no spring practice last season, of course, thanks to the coronavirus, but things seem to be back on schedule in 2021 (knock on wood).

Head coach Bryan Harsin and his newly hired support staff are gearing up for what he described as the “most valuable practices” and a time that sets the stage for the summer and fall camp. Beginning this afternoon, the team will practice Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for two weeks, followed by a scrimmage and then a week off. Two weeks after that the team will play the spring A-Day game on April 17.

Auburn football’s new coaching staff is getting hype for spring practice, and for a culture change that was badly needed in the program. Many of them took to Twitter to share the excitement:

The coaching staff will have their work cut out for them in restructuring gameplay to fit Bryan Harsin’s style and figuring out how all the players–returners and newcomers–fit into their respective positions. Several starting positions could be up for grabs as well with players having graduated or declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.

Spring practice is back, and this year clearly no one is taking it for granted.

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