Auburn Spring Game 2013: Blue and White Team Analysis

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Auburn Spring Game 2013: Blue and White Team Analysis
Gus Malzahn watches on during the first spring practice on March 27, 2013. Photo credit: Todd Van Emst / Auburn media relations

Auburn fans have not had an up-close and personal look at their Tigers since watching a lopsided Iron Bowl last November. 

That changes on Saturday, April 20 when the annual A-day game kicks off in Jordan-Hare Stadium at 2:05 p.m. ET. It will be the first look at the Tigers under new head coach Gus Malzahn, who replaces former head coach Gene Chizik.

He brings back with him the high-scoring and fast-paced offense that took Auburn to the Arizona desert in 2010 for the BCS national championship.

The scrimmage will be as close to a game-like atmosphere as it possibly can be, a far cry from what Auburn fans grew accustomed to under the former regime. Chizik always had a very confusing scoring system that left Auburn fans scratching their head at the score. 

"We've not put guys as far as starters or really even second-team, but we will have two separate offenses, two separate defenses and try to make it as close to a game as we can," Malzahn told the media after practice on Wednesday (h/t Joel Erickson,

Following the game on Saturday, Auburn will have an "Auburn Oaks Celebration," as Auburn fans can roll Toomer's corner one final time before the trees are removed on April 23.

There are a ton of storylines and position battles on both sides of the ball going into Saturday's game that pits the blue team versus the white team. 

Bleacher Report will be there live covering all the action, so be sure to join us. To tide you over until then, here is some useful information about A-day this Saturday. 

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