Aug. 6, 2008
The Auburn football team held its first practice in full pads Wednesday at the Intramural Fields, working out for close to two hours despite lightening interrupting both the start and the end of practice.
The Tigers spent the workout working primarily on individual and group drills, with some special teams work in between. The practice was stopped four periods short before the Tigers had a chance to work as a team.
"We were 20 minutes short today with no team (work)," said head coach Tommy Tuberville. "We'll go early in the morning. We start two-a-days tomorrow. We had a couple of guys beat up a little bit but nothing serious. Tomorrow we'll really get after it going twice a day. We have four two-a-days this year."
Sophomore defensive back Aairon Savage, who suffered a knee injury on Monday, underwent successful surgery Wednesday. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews. Savage is expected to have a positive outcome.
With five practices in the books, the Tigers will hold their first session of two-a-days on Thursday. The first practice will start at 7:15 a.m. with the second slated for 4:15 p.m.
The Tigers will follow Thursday's practices with one workout on Friday, before holding the team's first scrimmage on Saturday. The scrimmage in Jordan-Hare Stadium will be closed to the media and public.
Auburn's season opener is August 30 when the Tigers host Louisiana-Monroe at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Single-game tickets are available for the Louisiana-Monroe, Southern Miss, Arkansas and Tennessee-Martin home games. To purchase tickets visit www.auburntigers.com or call 800-AUB-1957.