Alabama, Auburn gear up for A-Day scrimmage games

Alabama, Auburn gear up for A-Day scrimmage games
(Source: WAFF)
(Source: WAFF)

ALABAMA (WAFF) - It's a big week for football in the state.

Alabama and Auburn will hit the field Saturday for their annual A-Day scrimmages.

Jacob Cocker comes in as the returning backup Quarterback and is the most experienced candidate.

But it will be interesting to see if redshirt freshman David Cornwell will get a chance to move up in the depth chart after battling back from a string of injuries.

What's not in question is the Tide's defense, which looks to reload for another stellar year under coordinator Kirby Smart.

You can get your first glimpse of the 2015 Crimson Tide starting at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile at Auburn, the competition isn't so great, but the expectations have never been higher.

Montgomery native Jeremy Johnson steps in at Quarterback for Nick Marshall.

The return of wide receiver phenom Duke Williams also means Johnson will have a target to throw to.

The real question mark for the Tigers - Can Will Muschamp turn around one of the conferences worse defenses before the start of the season?

Kickoff on the plains is set for 1 p.m. Saturday.

Auburn will also take time to dedicate the new Toomers Corner. That ceremony will take place at 5 p.m.

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