Auburn football: A-Day is around the corner, but Tigers already are rocking on the Plains

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily War Eagle Wakeup, a rundown of everything happening in Auburn football and Auburn Tigers athletics with Lauren Shute. Today, we discuss approaching A-Day, defensive backs coach Greg Brown and how sports on the diamond are dominating this spring. 

The Tigers are coming

Can you hear it?

Somewhere in the distance there’s a rumble starting to build.

Fans dressed in orange and blue are getting ready to head to the Plains because this weekend football is back. The Tigers will be in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday afternoon for the annual A-Day game.

Gus Malzahn has said it’s going to be the starters versus the second teamers. And while you won’t get to see all of the players who might pique your interest (Sean White will be sitting out) you will get to see many newcomers and Tigers who will surely be involved in important position battles this fall.

Auburn’s newest coach dons microphone

During the brief moments where Auburn players have talked about Greg Brown this spring, they’ve only offered praise.

The new defensive backs coach on the Plains earned immediate respect with an impressive resume and his laid-back style. More importantly, players saw the knowledge and attention to detail he displayed early, which also helped the transition.

Brown has gotten a seal of approval from senior defensive backs Tray Matthews and Nick Ruffin and it’s easy to see why.

The veteran coach spoke about his love for the game at Auburn’s assistant coach media day last week and it’s almost contagious. Brown also realized how much talent and leadership he had sitting in his new meeting room.

Here’s a little glimpse of what’s it’s like to go through a practice with coach Brown (a very small window), courtesy of the official Auburn football Twitter account.


Happening on the Plains 

Monday was one of those days when it was great to be an Auburn Tigers fan.

After an important weekend, Auburn’s baseball and softball teams received lots of well-deserved attention to start the week.

After a walk-off home run by freshman Conor Davis, Auburn baseball climbed to No. 7 in the national polls. The Tigers’ series win over No. 7 South Carolina was the first in Plainsman Park since 1996.

Meanwhile, Auburn softball climbed in the polls as well.

Clint Myers’ ball club swept Georgia in Athens for the first time ever — which is kind of an ideal start to the week.

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