February 28, 2008

Notebook: First day in pads for Auburn

Auburn put on full pads for the first time this spring as Tony Franklin's offense and Paul Rhoads' defense went head-to-head in several team drills early Thursday morning.

Rhoads gave the nod to the offense following the two-hour workout.

"Not even close," said Rhoads of the physical play of the defense. "I thought it was not near physical (enough), and I made sure I told them that before they left the field, and hopefully we'll see a little more contact tomorrow afternoon.

"We're not in football shape, and when you get tired, it's hard to be physical."

The defense did come up with several interceptions Thursday prompting Franklin to disagree with Rhoads' assessment.

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