Auburn fans said goodbye to the two oak trees at Toomer's Corner with one more toilet paper celebration following the spring game on Saturday.
An A-day-record crowd of 83,401 watched the Orange team defeat the Blue squad 35-14 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Gus Malzahn's first spring game since he was hired to coach the Tigers. Thousands of fans then made their way over to drape toilet paper over the two frail, poison-infested oaks in a tribute that was more celebratory than somber.
''There's more to Auburn than two oak trees, revered and sturdy as they are,'' retired athletic director David Housel said. ''These oak trees are but an outward visible symbol of the Auburn heart. ... This is a day of celebration and remembrance.''
The spring game included 164 all-purpose yards and a touchdown by junior college transfer Cameron Artis-Payne, and Jonathan Mincy was ejected for a ''targeted hit above the shoulders'' on wide receiver Dimitri Reese.
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