AUBURN, Ala. Rhett Lashlee doesnt have the slightest idea what Saturdays scrimmage holds for Auburn.
As of Thursday, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn hasnt shared his plans with the rest of his staff. Not that it bothers Lashlee. Regardless of what the Tigers emphasize when they head into Jordan-Hare Stadium this weekend, the offensive coordinator has already set a goal for his unit.
Plain as it sounds, he just wants to see high execution in every facet of the offense.
In the passing game, vertically down the field, our base stuff, he said. I want us to (and) weve been getting better all spring I want us to continue to improve and execute at a high level in the passing game. I just want us to play well and execute. Our guys now know what to do, they know how to line up, they know the play, its now about just executing at a high level.
He expects the following Saturday to be every bit as important. Of course, it wont be just any practice or even just a regular scrimmage. Instead, it will be the Tigers annual A-Day game.
It will bring Auburns spring practice to a close and mark the final time the Tigers are together as a team until players report back for fall camp. With so much knowledge about the Tigers returning starters on hand, Lashlee said hell be more focused on players who arent quite household names yet.
Itll be good because now we get to see how do our guys compete and some of those guys like the Peyton Barbers of the world and others that still havent played in front of thousands of people, he said. Thatll be our first test to kind of see how they handle themselves, which is good for us as coaches.