Auburn football: Last practice before A-Day, player requests

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 the last practice before A-Day and the requests of some Tigers.

It’s almost the day 

The day Auburn fans have been patiently waiting for is almost here.

Gus Malzahn’s team will head over to Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday afternoon for its annual A-Day scrimmage.

Today the Tigers will have their final practice before they scrimmage in front of fans.

Coaches and players have told media this spring that the team has made significant progress in some areas. Players have had a chance to showcase how they might be able to better contribute in the fall.

Now you get to see — to some level, at least – what’s been happening on the Plains for the last few weeks.

Player requests 

On Wednesday, Jay Jacobs sent an e-mail to Auburn donors showing renderings of the new facility in the southwest corner of Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Part of the plan is to renovate the home team locker room (a 16,000-square-foot renovation). There’s no doubt Auburn football players will love and appreciate the new space, but they still have a few requests that haven’t been met.

Chandler Cox jokingly posted this tweet on Wednesday evening and new quarterback transfer Jarrett Stidham retweeted in a show of support for his roommate.

Kerryon makes a chance push

While Cox is making a push for a new pool and jacuzzi, Kerryon Johnson is requesting a Chance concert at Auburn.

For those that don’t know, Chance is an American rapper, singer and songwriter (he’s also a record producer and philanthropist). He won three Grammy awards in 2017, including best new artist and best new rap album.

This request comes the year after rapper Ludacris performed at Georgia’s G-Day game.

Johnson also had this great response for a snarky Alabama fan who said no one knew where Auburn was.


Happening on the Plains 

A severe weather threat limited most activities in Auburn on Wednesday and canceled the Tigers’ scheduled softball game against Samford.

Still, Auburn equestrian racked up a slew of honors after finishing second at the SEC Championships.

Betsy Brown was named the March shorty reining rider of the month, Hayley Iannotti was the NCEA rider of the month and Caitlyn Boyle was the NCEA fences rider of the month.

The equestrian team has been named a No. 3 seed for the 2017 National Equestrian Association National championship, which will be held in Waco, Texas April 13-15.

Auburn softball and baseball will be back in action this weekend in addition to Saturday’s A-Day game.

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