AUBURN, Ala. — Joshua Holsey said Tuesday's practice was "good" for Auburn.
It should come as no surprise that his enthusiasm coincided with the first day the Tigers donned full pads during fall camp.
"We've been in shells, and I think everybody gets excited, especially the defense, because the offense feels like they're just running us when we have just shorts on," said Holsey, a junior defensive back. "So I think it's great for us to get in pads and get a little contact going on to get ready for tomorrow."
Fellow defender Montravius Adams was every bit as bit as exhilarated about Tuesday's session.
"Camp is just fun. We’re back in pads now," the sophomore defensive tackle said. "We’re getting back into football because that’s what we’re here for — we’re here for football. That’s what we love to do."
Shon Coleman couldn't agree more. The contact is why he plays the game in the first place.
And as an offensive lineman, that comes with the territory.
"It's my favorite part," said Coleman, expected to be Greg Robinson's replacement as the Tigers' starting left tackle this fall. "Just me going out there and being physical, that's why I love the game so much."