What we heard about Auburn football's first scrimmage of fall camp
Bryan Harsin said his team had a "great night" back in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. Here are the notes you need to know from the 100-play scrimmage.
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Auburn football held its first scrimmage of fall camp Saturday night to simulate what is coming up in three weeks — a primetime matchup against Akron in Jordan-Hare Stadium to open the Bryan Harsin era.
The scrimmage was set to start at 6 p.m., which is the kickoff time for the season opener. But, just like it did a few days earlier, the suddenly changing Alabama late-summer weather pushed the start of the scrimmage back by more than an hour.
Harsin was still able to turn that stormy situation into a positive for his team.
“We did have a little bit of a delay there with the lightning, and the guys handled it well,” Harsin said. “So we had a chance to really work through that. There might be delays during the season, so that was an opportunity that we hadn't planned — you know, a chance to work through it.”
Auburn cut out some of its special teams work planned for the scrimmage but was still able to get “nine to 10 field goals” Saturday night. The scrimmage…