Auburn AD Jay Jacobs writes letter, wants packed stadium for spring game

Auburn was the most watched team in America last year.

AD Jay Jacobs wants a head start on 2014 at Auburn’s spring A-Day game on Saturday.

Jacobs wrote a letter that was posted to the school’s website on Wednesday, stating: “This year, our A-Day game will be covered by ESPN and broadcast to a national audience. When their cameras pan the stadium, I want their viewers to see a packed house. I want to leave no doubt with future recruits and their families that we have the greatest fans in the country.”

The A-Day game is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Auburn set a record with 83,401 fans at last year’s spring game, which was the top attended spring game in the country in 2013, and nearly filled 87,451-seat Jordan-Hare Stadium. It also coincided with the final rolling of the oaks in Toomer’s Corner, which were taken down last April.

Just think, Auburn was coming off a 3-9 season in which the Tigers were 0-8 in the SEC.

But the fans were excited to check out new coach Gus Malzahn, who led Auburn to a 12-2 season and spot in the national title game.

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territory

April 22nd, 2014
1:13 pm

LSU is lucky to get 20K. Spring games are a joke and mean nothing, unless you are in a state that has nothing else to do.

Fleischman in Chi Towns Bed

April 21st, 2014
9:44 am

of course… ALABAMA has more fans than the barn did last weekend. Sorry cue ball Johnston, better luck next year. #FSU

Judith of Avonlea

April 21st, 2014
9:21 am

And Auburn did fill the stadium with fans who were still savoring the drubbing they gave the dwags last year!

2smartjones

April 20th, 2014
7:49 pm

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2smartjones

April 20th, 2014
7:49 pm

bammer victorious over Chattanooga Moccasins.

BOOM!!!

Season OVER!!!

NOTHING but LOSSES ahead!!!

LOL!!!

KICK 6!!!

LOL!!!

HUNH!!!

Rule change FAILURE!!!

SIS!!!

OU!!!

LOL!!!

WDE!!!