Observations: 2021 A-Day Game
In the words of Bryan Harsin, Auburn's closest thing to a real football game for the next few months was "solid" on both sides of the ball.
RB Shaun Shivers (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
The final score was low. The offense was pretty vanilla. The first-team offense didn’t square off with the first-team defense.
But none of that really matters, now does it?
Auburn football returned to Jordan-Hare Stadium for a public scrimmage Saturday afternoon — the annual A-Day Game, and the first one in two years. It was a step closer to the first season under new head coach Bryan Harsin and a step closer to normalcy on the Plains after a long, COVID-19-impacted time for the program.
It’s not the official spring finale, as the Tigers will make up a missed Week 1 practice due to weather Monday afternoon. But it was an opportunity for Auburn to show how far it’s come this spring in front of fans.
“There’s plenty of things that we did do well today as far as stuff the coaches have been hitting and emphasizing with each group and each unit, and some things we got to work on — which is great,” Harsin said.
Let’s look at both of those categori…