Spring break down south: Oregon coaches visit Alabama, Georgia practices to prepare for Week 1 game vs. Auburn
The Oregon Ducks will take on the Auburn Tigers in Week 1 of the 2019 season, with the game set to be played in Arlington, Texas.
The Ducks are in spring practice right now, but they have a bit of a break. To make the most of that break, coach Mario Cristobal has taken his assistants on a trip.
This isn’t a typical spring break outing, though. Instead, according to OregonLive.com, Cristobal took his staff to visit with the Alabama and Georgia coaching staffs as they go through their spring practices:
Cristobal brought the entire Oregon coaching staff to Tuscaloosa to attend Alabama’s practice and meet with the Crimson Tide coaching staff on Monday and then headed to Athens, Ga. to meet with Georgia’s coaching staff and attend the Bulldogs’ first spring practice, according to a source with knowledge of the staff’s trip.
Cristobal was a member of the Alabama coaching staff from 2013 to 2016, overlapping with Georgia coach Kirby Smart as they both worked under Nick Saban.
Those are Auburn’s biggest rivals, too, so both will probably be happy to share their knowledge about the Tigers.