Auburn started the spring undermanned and inexperienced. The amount of players on roster is not something that will change drastically, but getting these guys some sort of game-like experience was a goal that was achieved. Nothing can be a viable substitute to a Saturday in the fall, but A-Day is as close as these coaches and fans could make it.
Looking at position development some questions were answered, but others will linger into the fall. The defense won the day and looked every bit as talented as a year ago. Numerous holes in the offense could have aided in the defensive execution however.
Moving forward, Auburn has a long road ahead to develop this team into an SEC contender. The National Champions have a wealth of talent just a lack of experience. With the spring practice period over, Auburn can look to the A-Day game as a step in the right direction as the focus tightens in the next four months to the pending 2011 season.