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Auburn will hold its first scrimmage of fall camp in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Monday.

Auburn football: Scrimmage day in Jordan-Hare, a blast from the past, world travelers take flight

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Taking center stage 

Nothing says Auburn football quite like Jordan-Hare, so it only makes sense that the Tigers would move over to the stadium for their first scrimmage.

The shift occurs every fall camp and there’s always an anticipation that builds beforehand. For players, there’s something different about a game-like setting they’ll be facing on Saturdays this fall. It also gives Gus Malzahn and his coaching staff a chance to see who might be able to take on a bigger role this season.

It’s also a sign of another exciting part of fall: football season is on the way.

A blast from the past 

Auburn football had some special guests at practice on Saturday afternoon.

Former Tigers returned to the Auburn Athletics Complex to visit with each other and watch the 2017 team in action. Here’s a look at how the day unfolded.

In other Auburn football news:

World travelers 

Auburn basketball departed for Italy on Sunday. The Tigers will play teams in Rome, Venice and Florence, tour and eat incredible meals.

But before taking off, freshman Chuma Okeke interviewed Anfernee McLemore. Check out the video in the Tweet below.

Tweet of the day 

Well, really this was the Tweet of the weekend.

Jason Smith and John Franklin III graduated Saturday and Malzahn took a few minutes to recognize the achievement before practice.

For the outside world, football is the focus for most of a student-athlete’s time in school. However, all the behind the scenes work that doesn’t land in highlight videos results in the greatest accomplishment of their time at Auburn. Congrats to the grads!

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