|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."
2015 AUBURN FOOTBALL
|09/12/15||vs. Jacksonville State||Auburn||TBA|
|09/19/15||at LSU||Baton Rouge||TBA|
|09/26/15||vs. Mississippi State||Auburn||TBA|
|10/03/15||vs. San Jose State (HC)||Auburn||TBA|
|10/31/15||vs. Ole Miss||Auburn||TBA|
|11/07/15||at Texas A&M||College Station||TBA|
|College Football Playoff|
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.