Tigers Wrap Up Spring Practice

Auburn, Ala.--Crammed in between a scrimmage and A-Day, Friday's practice in shorts and helmets was a 45-minute walkthrough in preparation for Saturday.

"We didn't do anything today," head coach Tommy Tuberville says. "Tomorrow (Saturday) should be a good day. Hopefully we'll get some good weather. Most everybody will play. Guys like Kenny Irons and Courtney Taylor won't get a whole lot. Most of the rest of them will."

Two other players whose status is in doubt for A-Day are linebacker Alonzo Horton and tailback Ben Tate after getting banged up in Thursday's physical 80-play scrimmage.

"Alonzo Horton hurt his knee Thursday, not bad, but hopefully he can get back Saturday," Tuberville says. "We'll have to wait and see. Ben Tate got his ankle hurt early and hopefully he can play. If he's not full speed I'm not going to let him go."

For Friday's brief practice at half-speed, the offense and defense split up and worked on plays in preparation for A-Day. Approximately 400 recruits will be in town for the game, as well as many of the signees in this year's class.

Signee Hendrick Leverette takes in Friday's practice with his father. The two are in town for the A-Day Game on Saturday.

In the three previous scrimmages this spring defensive coordinator Will Muschamp hasn't held back with this his blitz packages that the offense isn't used to seeing. Tuberville says the play calling at A-Day will be different and the offense should be able to move the ball.

"We're going to let the offense let them run pretty much what they want," Tuberville notes. "Defensively, we're going to tie their hands. Hopefully there will be some points scored. If not, we might have to evaluate what we're doing on offense."

Saturday's game will start at 1 p.m.

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