AUBURN, Ala. (WBRC) - The Auburn Tigers football team had a little pep to its step as Head Coach Gus Malzahn put his team through its first full pad practice of Fall Camp at the university football complex.
Five practices in and for the first time the Auburn Tigers go full pads at Fall Camp. The Tigers worked out for a little more than two hours at the Auburn football complex.
“It was hot,” said Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn. “We showed good energy and the guys on both sides of the ball are showing good signs of progress. I like where we are at.”
The Tigers started off the viewing period with some defense and offense walk-throughs on opposite ends of the indoor facility.
Then the Tigers did some stretching, followed by special teams work, while the quarterbacks warmed up. The battle for the top spot between Joey Gatewood and Bo Nix may go into the start of the season.
Last part of the viewing period was watching the Tigers offensive lineman and the defensive line do some individual drills.
Auburn will take Wednesday off and return to practice Thursday with a scrimmage. Saturday is Auburn Fan Day at Auburn Arena.
Auburn opens the season Aug. 31 in Dallas against the Oregon Ducks.