AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn football teams annual Fan Day will be today at the Auburn Arena from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT. Doors will open around 2:30 p.m.
All of the Tigers players, head coach Gene Chizik, the Auburn cheerleaders and soccer and volleyball teams will be available to sign autographs at the free event. Posters and schedule cards will be provided at no charge, although fans may bring only one item to be signed.
Fans also will have the opportunity to take photos with the Bowl Championship Series national title trophy.
The football teams returning starters will be best accessed by going through the south entrance of the arena. Offensive and special teams players will be on the main arena floor, while the defense will be located on the scholarship terrace on the main concourse level.
Fans seeking Chiziks autograph are asked to enter the arena through the Scholarship Entry on the southeast corner. There will be no access to Chiziks line from inside the arena.
Auburns players and coaches again werent forthcoming with details about Saturdays scrimmage, but some emerged anyway:
Defensive end Corey Lemonier said the defense had the better day.
Running back Tre Mason followed up his three-touchdown performance in the first scrimmage with another strong day, earning praise from the coaches.
He can run the football, no doubt about that, offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn said. Its just asking him to do all the other things running backs do in our system. Hes shown some toughness and ability to run.
Lemonier singled out defensive lineman Devaunte Sigler as having a strong day.
He just brings that toughness, Lemonier said. Hes relentless. He runs to the ball. Hes not in the greatest shape, but hes out there hustling.
Lemonier also praised freshman defensive tackle Angelo Blackson. Ill take him to a back alley, he said. He has my back.
Several players were held out of the scrimmage because of injuries, including running back Mike Dyer, who Chizik said Friday was a little beat up from the first week and a half of practice.
Dyer was in attendance, although there is no indication of when he will return or what ails him.
Offensive tackles A.J. Greene and Aubrey Phillips remained out. Neither has practiced in the past week because of undisclosed injuries.
A pair of freshmen also sat out the scrimmage, according to Internet reports: Freshman wide receiver Sammie Coates was on crutches and in a walking boot; defensive tackle Gabe Wright, from Carver High, also sat out with an undisclosed injury.
With rumors of Texas A&Ms possible move to the SEC accelerating, football fans all over the country have weighed in on another shakeup to the conference structure.
Chizik, as expected, hasnt given it much thought.
You know Im really focused on Auburn football, he said. Weve got a great commissioner, weve got great ADs, weve got great presidents. Im sure theyll do whats best for the league. Right now, Im worried about Auburn football.
Mason permanently switched his jersey from No. 41 to 21. ... Auburn has practice No. 12 tonight at 8:10 p.m. after Fan Day. The Tigers are off Monday.