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Spring Practice 2011 - Day 13


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Preparing for A-Day...

The news on Auburn’s quarterbacks remains the same heading into A-Day tomorrow, in that there is no news.

“Just to be completely honest, it’s been fairly close,” offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn said of the battle between Barrett Trotter and Clint Moseley. “In my mind there’s not a whole lot of separation.”

Malzahn said earlier he’d like to name a No. 1 guy by the end of spring, but he didn’t sound certain if he’d be able to Friday. He’ll meet with head coach Gene Chizik after A-Day to talk about how both quarterbacks did in the spring.

“We’ll look at every practice, we’ll look at every snap and we’ve been charting completions, touchdowns, interceptions, fumbles, everything and we’ll take all that into account,” Malzahn said.

Although Malzahn won’t place undue pressure on the quarterbacks on A-Day, he’s interested to see how they perform in front of a crowd.

“It’s more or less they’ve got to be able to handle nerves,” he said. “It’s usually in practice I try to strain our quarterbacks more than actual games anyway. I’m hoping the games will seem fairly easy for them as far as nerves go.”

Read more from AB: http://www.wareagleextra.com/

And what about defensive coordinator Ted Roof?: "You evaluate base fundamentals, and you evaluate effort, you evaluate tracking angles, you evaluate all those types of things. But the offense isn’t going to do everything they’re going to do, and we’re not going to do everything we’re going to do next season. But it’s certainly an important day because you have an opportunity to get better."

Roof said that, while A-Day is just another scrimmage, he'll be interested to see how his players react in front of a crowd: "It’s a good thing because that’s what they’re going to have to do next year. They’ve got to get use to it, and a good lesson is to learn to block all of that out because those people aren’t making any catches, they’re not tackling anybody, they’re not sacking anybody. To be able to block that out, and to be able to focus and concentrate on the job at hand."

Read more from the AUBlog: http://www2.oanow.com/blogs/aublog/2011/apr/15/au-notes-theres-still-qb-race-going-edition-ar-1721311/

More info on A-Day from Charles Goldberg...

**More activities surrounding A-Day, according to the university, will be: The Tiger Fan Fest, featuring inflatable games, sponsor sampling, face painting, and appearances by the Auburn cheerleaders, Tiger Paws, marching band and Aubie will be located on the AU intramural fields from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The intramural fields are located across from Jane B. Moore softball field on Biggio Drive between Samford Ave. and Lem Morrison Drive.

**Punt, Pass and Kick Contest for kids in grades 3-6 will be also be held on the intramural fields. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. Winners for each grade and division (boys/girls) will receive an Auburn prize pack and also be recognized on the field

during halftime of the A-Day game.

**A post-game autograph session will be held after A-Day. Fans will be limited to one item per person.

**The crystal football will be on display as well.

The BCS national championship trophy will be on display from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Auburn Arena. Fans are welcome to take photos with the trophy, but must bring their own camera.


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