Auburn recently held its first scrimmage of the Bryan Harsin era during the coach’s first spring camp on The Plains.

The team has started down the path Harsin is leading them on but it will be some time before they arrive.

“We have got a ways to go,” Harsin following the scrimmage. “We have got things we know we need to work on and that’s okay.”

While the team may be far from a completed project as it transitions to new schemes on both sides of the ball, Harsin made sure to preach the importance of defending Jordan-Hare Stadium to his players.

“This is our stadium. This is our stadium,” Harsin said in the video below. “All right? This should be the toughest place to play in the country. This should be the toughest place to play in the country.

“We should take tremendous pride every time we step on this field, this is our house. This is our stadium, alright? All we do is win at home. That is what we do. And you come into our house, you got no chance. You got no chance. And we start and we play like that from start to finish, and you’re gonna know you play this, the most physical team every time we play at home. Everybody got it?”

Here is a video of Auburn’s coach setting the tone for what he expects when the Tigers play at home.

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