Back from his brother’s wedding, freshman QB Cord Sandberg practiced at Auburn for the first time Sunday.
Sandberg, who counts as part of the 2018 class, committed to Auburn earlier in the week. This offseason he announced his decision to step away from his minor-league baseball career and give college football another chance. He was a 4-star recruit in the class of 2013 and signed with Mississippi State, but opted to instead play baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.
Sandberg is behind two practices, which means he’ll put the pads on a little later than his teammates and won’t go in the first scrimmage Thursday.
Malzahn joked it’s going to take two-sport athlete some time to get used to playing football again.
“It’s just going to take him a little bit of time to get used to a bigger ball,” Malzahn told reporters at his post-practice press conference. “He’s kind of a timing thrower-type deal anyways. For the first day, I thought he did a solid job.”