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Monday, February 23, 2015

Waiting on Spring

photo from the 2014 A-Day game

Officially the start of Spring is less than a month away. Still, the start of football practice is what signals "Spring" to many a Tiger fan. 

This year there are many changes we will notice in our football team. Most notably we will find a new face leading our team. Jeremy Johnson has patiently paid his due, and is ready to take the helm. Johnson has proven he is a competent passer and plenty able to step in and take control of the Gus Malzahn offense.

There are changes afoot for us the fan as well. A new video board, the largest in all of college football, will be installed in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Plus, plans are in place for even more change to the stadium.

From the Auburn official website:
"On the drawing board for the North end zone are plans to add premium club level seating, a state-of-the-art home locker room and recruiting lounge plus amenities for fans. The Auburn Board of Trustees told the athletic department it could hire an architect and construction manager to draw up plans and determine the cost. The trustees could vote on whether to proceed with the project later this year."

Date Game Location Time

09/05/15 vs. Louisville TV Atlanta TBA
09/12/15 vs. Jacksonville State TV Auburn TBA
09/19/15 at LSU TV Baton Rouge TBA
09/26/15 vs. Mississippi State TV Auburn TBA
10/03/15 vs. San Jose State (HC) TV Auburn TBA
10/15/15 at Kentucky TV Lexington TBA
10/24/15 at Arkansas TV Fayetteville TBA
10/31/15 vs. Ole Miss TV Auburn TBA
11/07/15 at Texas A&M TV College Station TBA
11/14/15 vs. Georgia TV Auburn TBA
11/21/15 vs. Idaho TV Auburn TBA
11/28/15 vs. Alabama TV Auburn TBA
SEC Championship
12/05/15 SEC Championship TV Atlanta TBA
College Football Playoff
01/01/16 Playoff Semifinal TV Orange/Cotton TBA
01/11/16 National Championship TV Glendale TBA

 On the defensive side of the ball there will be plenty of change for us to witness. A new Defensive Coordinator in Will Muschamp, and a new Defensive Backs coach in Travaris Robinson will reshape what the Auburn defense will look like from the stands. In addition, Auburn's defense will have a new face coaching the Linebackers. Lance Thompson, considered one of the best recruiters, is also a proven coach at the Linebacker position. Our guys have plenty of talent, maybe with some additional coaching, they can reach their full potential.

Yes there will be many changes to witness this coming football season. We as fans will get our first look at some of those changes on April 18th when our Tigers hold the annual A-Day game. I for one, am looking forward to the day.

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