Everything we learned from Auburn football's first depth chart and the start of Akron week
Depth charts, leaders emerging at WR, OL questions, game week schedules and a lot more — what you need to know as the Tigers get ready for Week 1 on the Plains.
WR Ja’Varrius Johnson (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
More than eight months after he stood behind the podium for the first time as Auburn’s newly hired head coach, Bryan Harsin was back there Monday afternoon to kick off the first game week of his tenure.
Harsin’s presence alone in the Auburn Athletics Complex was important, as he missed the last week-plus due to a positive COVID-19 test result. As expected, he was back and ready to go Monday.
“The excitement, really, is the week of prep leading into the game,” Harsin said. “And then once we get to Saturday, it’s just letting these guys kind of loose and go play. That’s the fun part. That’s the opportunity for all the work that our players have put in. … We know it’s not going to be perfect. We don’t expect that. What we do want to be able to do is respond and adjust the way that we practiced.”
The Harsin Era will officially start with a visit from Akron. While the Zips shouldn’t be totally overlooked, the main focus Monday afternoon wa…