Everything we learned on Auburn football's first day of spring practices
Roster updates! Injury reports! Contract info! Actual football practice! Here's a breakdown of what all went down Monday on the Plains.
RB Tank Bigsby (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
On Monday, it felt like the Bryan Harsin era at Auburn truly got underway.
The Tigers hit the practice field for the first time under Harsin and his new staff. They released the updated roster for the 2021 season, which featured a number of noteworthy changes. Harsin’s contract information was released, too.
There was quite a lot to learn from what Harsin and the Auburn football program revealed Monday — from practice plans and quarterback chatter to position changes and offseason weight gains. Here’s what we were able to, ahem, Observe from it all.
Bo Nix will be on top of the ‘pecking order’ at QB
One might have expected a new coaching staff to come in and view the roster as a clean slate for a depth chart. Or, with the amount of returning experience in key positions the Tigers have for 2021, another route would be to lean on the past and adjust from there.
Harsin’s approach is somewhere in the middle. There’s not a depth chart right now, bu…