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2016 Auburn Spring Football Practice Schedule Set

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The Tigers put out their plans for the Spring period, today.

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Gus Malzhan's plan for Spring Practice hasn't changed in his time at Auburn. He likes to spread it out over the course of a month or a bit longer. He likes Spring Break to be in the middle to provide for a break (ahem, Michigan). He also likes to have at least one day of practice to clean up anything seen in the A-Day game.

Football programs are allowed fifteen practices during the spring period. The spring football game counts as one of those practices, and it is the only way that is in any way, shape, form, or fashion open to the public. There will probably be at least one other scrimmage the week or so prior to A-Day. Here's out it looks on a calendar:

March

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
1
Practice
2
3
Practice
4
5
Practice
6 7
8
Practice
9
10
Practice
11 12
13
Spring Break
14
Spring Break
15
Spring Break
16
Spring Break
17
Spring Break
18
Spring Break
19
Spring Break
20 21
22
Practice
23
24
Practice
25
26
Practice
27 28
29
Practice
30
31
Practice

April

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
1
Practice
2
3 4
5
Practice
6
7
Practice
8
9
A-Day
10
11
Practice
12 13 14 15 16

If you like it a little simpler with only the dates, here they are:

March 1st

March 3rd

March 5th

March 8th

March 10th

March 24th

March 26th

March 29

March 31

April 1

April 5

April 7

April 9 (A-Day)

April 11

We'll get a little over a month of football news before settling into the long dark tea-time of the soul that is the summer offseason. The little nuggets between April 11th and football season beginning are Steelemas (the release of Phil Steele's annual preview mag, usually sometime in June), and SEC Media Days (11-14 July) before fall camps begin in August.

For Auburn, there are a lot of questions to be asked during spring practice. We'll probably learn a bit more about the newcomers and what impact each may have on the 2016 season. Overall, we the fans will learn very little, though. College football programs are so closed in nature that little information gets out. I wrote something about that last year and why Spring Games are still important if only to give the fans something to see and look at rather than knowing nothing but what they see on Saturdays in the fall.

War Eagle, everyone. Football news is almost back to being prominent on the site for a little while!