With so much work to be done on both sides of the ball and such little time to get things done, Chizik said that moving things back was the best option for the program.
"Moving A-Day to mid-April will allow the football staff more time to evaluate each player so that we have a better idea of where we are as a team headed into spring practice," Chizik said. "The later start will also give our players an additional month of winter conditioning to prepare for the contact period. We appreciate the fan's understanding and support, and look forward to seeing them at A-Day."
Auburn is tentatively scheduled to begin spring practice on March 24 and has 15 days to practice including the A-Day Game.
In addition to football,the Auburn softball, men's tennis and track and field programs will also be in action at home A-Day weekend.
The softball team will host Georgia in a doubleheader Saturday and a single-game on Sunday. Games will start at 1 p.m. both days. The track and field teams will host the War Eagle Invitational on Friday and Saturday, while the men's tennis team will host Alabama on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.