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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The No. 1-ranked Auburn football team held its third workout in as many days in Arizona, practicing for close to two hours Thursday early afternoon at Scottsdale Community College.
After going in full pads Wednesday, the Tigers were back in shoulder pads and shorts on Thursday as the team continues to prepare for next Monday's Tostitos BCS National Championship Game against No. 2 Oregon.
The practice began with special teams drills before the squad moved on to individual and position drills. After more special teams, the offense and defense worked against the scout teams for much of the latter half of the practice before the first two offensive and defensive units worked against each other to close the workout.
Following practice, head coach Gene Chizik said the Tigers continue to make steady progress as the title game draws near.
"It was a good day again today," said Chizik. "It was very productive, I thought. Just like every other day we're continuing to touch up and brush up on some things, but overall it was a good day."
Thursday's practice also featured a special guest, as 1985 Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson attended the Tigers' workout.
"Bo is a great Auburn man," Chizik said. "He loves Auburn University and he's one of the reasons Auburn is what it is. As I tell my team all the time, so many great players before you have made Auburn great and they'll be a bunch afterwards too. Bo is certainly one we have open arms to. We love having him around and he loves being around."
The Tigers will return to the practice fields on Friday at 11:15 a.m. MT. All practices are closed to the public.
Auburn (13-0) will play Oregon (12-0) in the BCS National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m. CT. The game will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and will be televised nationally by ESPN and ESPN3D.