AUBURN – Auburn quarterback Kodi Burns has battled through 20 practices over 16 days without a break, so the last thing he wanted to hear this morning was his alarm clock ringing at some unnatural hour.
That’s why he’ll start the first day of classes at 10.
“I had an 8 a.m. … we had to do something about that,” he said with a smile.
Burns did, so he’ll be able to sleep in for a few extra minutes before finding all the classrooms while getting his first day off of fall camp.
Auburn players said they’re looking forward to a day of rest after a Saturday scrimmage in which coach Tommy Tuberville said they looked tired; and before making a final two-week run toward their Aug. 30 season-opener against Louisiana-Monroe.
Tuberville said the Tigers needed the break, though he put the team through a full-scale, almost two-hour practice Sunday. “That’s really the last time we’ll go against each other that much in practice, probably for a while,” Tuberville said.