AUBURN – The Auburn Tigers had their annual A-Day game to close out spring practice for the 2024-2025 season.

New faces made some big plays, and some veteran made their presence known as well.

What are the biggest things to take away from A-Day?

Cam Coleman is good

When Cam Coleman signed with the Tigers in December, he became the second-highest-rated player in the program's history. The 6-foot-3 wide receiver from Phenix City showed off what he is capable of on Saturday.

Coleman caught four passes for 92 yards and a touchdown. His longest reception of the day was good for 49 yards. He was also selected as the game's offensive player of the game, the first time a freshman has achieved that.

Auburn has struggled at the wide receiver position in recent years, but Coleman's addition to the group has the potential to change that.

Towns McGough showed out

Auburn has been without Alex McPherson throughout spring practice while he recovers from an injury. McPherson went 13-13 on field goal attempts last season, but Towns McGough showed that the Tigers have depth at the kicker position.

McGough went 7-7 on field goal attempts and accounted for the first 18 points of the game. The Auburn native's highlight of the day came in the final second of the game when he hit a 58-yard field goal attempt as time expired.

Auburn head coach Hugh Freeze and company can rest assured that they have a solid replacement if something were to happen to McPherson during the season.

The quarterback competition may have gained some steam

Earlier this week, Freeze confirmed that Payton Thorne was in the lead for the starting job. That is likely still the case, but there is more to talk about regarding that spot after the scrimmage.

Thorne went 9-13 for 133 yards and threw the game's only touchdown, but redshirt freshman Hank Brown went 5-12 for 103 yards and delivered the 49-yard pass to Coleman. Freshman Walker White went 5-13 for 83 yards, and sophomore Holden Geriner went 7-10 for 47 yards.

Although Thorne is probably in front, the race is likely closer than it was before the game started.

Auburn opens up the season at home against Alabama A&M on August 31.

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