Auburn football quick hit: Tigers' Monday practice lets younger players take center stage

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comDecember 16, 2013 

Auburn Football

In this file photo from fall camp, Gus Malzahn provides directions during practice. Auburn's head coach said the team's Monday practice session had a focus on the younger players, allowing them a chance to shine in front of the coaching staff. Todd Van Emst

TODD J. VAN EMST — Todd J. Van Emst

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn hit the field on Monday for the first time since it walked away from the Georgia Dome with the SEC Championship on Dec. 7. And during Monday's practice session, Gus Malzahn said the coaching staff let the younger, less-experienced players have at it.

“They were flying around having fun,” Auburn's head coach said.

Malzahn said Auburn would use this plan for the next few days before it starts to turn its attention to Florida State.

“With the younger guys, (we want) to give them a chance to put the ball down and let them play a little bit (and) work with them,” he said. “And we'll do that probably the first half of this week.”

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