Auburn announced Monday that it would move its annual spring game from March 28 to April 18 at 1 p.m.
Auburn coach Gene Chizik hinted about the move last week when he met with beat reporters.
Tommy Tuberville held one of the nation's earliest spring practices. Chizik said he wanted to routinely hold practice later, but especially this year.
The extra time, Chizik said, will allowed assistant coches time to evaluate every player on the roster.
Spring practice is tentatively scheduled to begin on March 24, immediately following Auburn's spring break.