Coach: New day at AU

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 3, 2013

Auburn special teams and tight ends coach Scott Fountain told the Auburn Club of Lower Alabama that moving forward, “it’s a new day at Auburn.”

Fountain, an East Brewton native, was the guest speaker at the club’s annual scholarship dinner Thursday night, where he talked about Tiger football for a crowd at the Andalusia Country Club.

AU finished its 2012 campaign 3-9, and since then has hired former offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn as head coach.

First and foremost, Fountain talked about how the coaching staff has worked hard to get the Tigers’ “edge” back.

“We’ve been working hard to get our edge back,” he said. “We want them to be playing physically and mentally tough.”

Auburn wrapped up its spring late in April. The Tigers will have a two-week break after today’s final exams and will be back in the weight room for the summer workout program.

Fountain said Auburn’s spring practice was productive, and outlined what the Tigers’ spring goals were.

AU’s goals on the gridiron this spring were to get physically and mentally tough, and make sure the players understand the base offensive and defensive schemes, to name a couple, Fountain said.

Additionally, he outlined what the team learned from the spring.

“We’ve got a long ways to go, and this is definitely a building program,” Fountain said.

Fountain assured the Auburn faithful that they’ll definitely see a better product on the field.

“Moving forward, it’s a new day Auburn,” he said.