Auburn's linebacker play is discussed by Coach Ellis Johnson after spring practice for the Tigers…
Johnson Sees Signs Of Life On Defense
Auburn, Ala.—While much of the attention in Saturday's A-Day Game at Jordan-Hare Stadium was focused on the play of the quarterbacks and the offensive pace, Coach Ellis Johnson was watching intently to see how his defense would respond. Rotating players throughout the two groups and forcing several turnovers, Johnson says overall it gave them a chance to see some different groups and get plenty of plays on film to help build a two-deep depth chart heading into the summer. "I thought it went well," Johnson says. "We had some things we wanted to do organizationally. We had good rotation of players, we got everybody enough reps. We actually had 80-something snaps the first half because of the tempo, so we had plenty of snaps. We got a good evaluation. We have some players that are still sort of in the hunt for a two-deep spot that got a lot of repetition. We've got some guys we feel like are getting close to nailing down a starting job. I guess overall, that part was good. Defensively we...
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