Auburn Football hosts Fan Day

The Auburn football, soccer, and volleyball teams participated in Fan Day presented by Golden Flake Snack Foods on Sunday, signing autographs inside the Auburn Arena for more than two hours.

"Fan day was tremendous," Auburn football head coach Gene Chizik said. "I don't know how many people were there, but there were a bunch. It was a great opportunity for us to engage with our fans and as I've said before, we have the best fans in the country and today they came out in masses. It was good for our young guys to see the energy and passion of our fans for this season, so that was good.

A record-setting crowd of approximately 9,000 fans attended Fan Day, which began at 2 p.m. CT. Lines began forming by 9:30 a.m. for the event.

Later in the evening, the Auburn football team returned to the practice fields, working for two hours in full pads on the Athletic Complex practice fields.

"Leading into practice, I thought the energy level was extremely high. They were very focused and we made some mistakes as expected. But again, their effort and energy was really up there," Chizik said.

Chizik also discussed the progress made by his squad during Saturday's scrimmage, which was the team's second of fall camp.

"Going back to the scrimmage and having a chance to look at it, at quarterback there was no separation," Chizik said. "They all did some nice things, but there was not separation at that spot.

"Defensively, I'm very proud with how hard they played and they forced some turnovers, which was good. Offensively, we really got into a rhythm later in the scrimmage when we went into some pace stuff and moved the ball. Special teams on Saturday we made some headway in identifying some young guys that will be able to play roles. We're making some progress, there's no question."

The Auburn football team also held its team photo day on Sunday, taking photos inside Jordan-Hare Stadium for an hour and a half prior to Fan Day.

The Tigers will take Monday off before returning to the practice fields Tuesday for their final two-a-days.

The Tigers will open the 2011 season Sept. 3 vs. Utah State at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The game will be televised on either ESPN or ESPN2 with kickoff set for 11 a.m. CT.

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