Aug. 9, 2007
The Auburn football team held its second set of two-a-day practices despite hot and muggy weather conditions Thursday at the Intramural Fields, working out in full pads early in the morning and in shells in the evening.
The Tigers practiced for a little more than two hours in the early workout before holding a shorter 90-minute practice in the evening. Auburn continued to focus on special teams early in both practices, before moving to individual and position drills. The Tiger offense and defense came together to work against each other near the end of each practice before concluding with field goals.
"Mental toughness has to be a big factor in two-a-days, and we're still looking for a lot of that from some guys," said head coach Tommy Tuberville. "We are letting nit-picky things keep us out of practice. We're not going to practice guys if they're hurt physically, but you have to work through pain and soreness. That's one thing we're stressing with all these younger guys. We've got some guys that are pushing through it. You find out a lot about young men when you come out here, and they grow up."
The Tigers will resume practice with a single workout scheduled for 8:15 a.m. Friday at the Intramural Fields. On Saturday, Auburn will practice in Jordan-Hare Stadium at 9:30 a.m., but that workout will be closed to the public.
Auburn will hold its Fan Day Presented by Golden Flake on Saturday from 3-5 p.m. in Beard-Eaves-Memorial Colisum. Admission is free.
Auburn opens the 2007 season Sept. 1 when the Tigers host Kansas State at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The game begins at 6:45 p.m. and will be televised nationally by ESPN.
Individual tickets to the Kansas State, South Florida, Mississippi State, New Mexico State, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Tennessee Tech games are currently available. To purchase tickets log on to www.autigertickets.com or call 1-800-AUB-1957.