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Malzahn expects to learn on A-Day

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AUBURN, Ala. -

Gus Malzahn knows he'll see something he hasn't seen all spring when the Auburn Tigers take to Jordan-Hare Stadium for A-Day on Saturday.

He's just not sure what.

"We're going to try to make this thing as close to a game as possible for our fans and also for our coaches and players," he said. "It'll be great for us to evaluate the guys in front of a crowd, see how they react, get our coaches on the sideline like a game."

Malzahn says the scrimmage will be a true Blue vs. White game, as opposed to the offense vs. defense contest employed under Gene Chizik.

"We're not doing a whole lot fancy, we're trying to get good at a few things so we can evaluate our players," he said. "So there hasn't been a whole lot of scheming going on from an offensive or defensive standpoint, but that's been by design."

While the first-year head coach will have a good idea about his team going into Saturday, he admits he'll learn some things as well.

"There's some issues that come out in a scrimmage, game-type situations that don't normally come out just in practice," he said. "It's really good for myself and our coaches to see that. We're learning a whole lot, which is great."

A-Day is scheduled for a 2:00 p.m./1:00 p.m. CST kickoff at Jordan-Hare Stadium on April 20.

Jonathan Huskey

Jonathan comes to News 3 from Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Ark., where he anchored weekends and reported during the week on some of the best high school sports in the state. More>>

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