Aug. 14, 2007
The Auburn football team passed the halfway point in its practice sessions en route to the 2007 season opener, holding its 15th of 29 preseason practices Tuesday evening at the Intramural Fields.
The Tigers worked out for two hours in the early evening once again to try to escape the soaring temperatures. It marked the 13th consecutive day Auburn has had at least one practice session, with a final session of two-a-days looming on Wednesday before an off day when classes begin on Thursday.
"Today wasn't one of our better practices," said head coach Tommy Tuberville. "We didn't execute very well. The effort was good, but at this point you have to keep your concentration a little longer, and try to make yourself better. You have to like this game. You have to like practice. If you don't, then you're not going to get much better.
"Defensively, we stood out a little today, but offensively we're just not strong enough mentally to make many plays. There were some good points, but offense is all about consistency and there wasn't much out there today. We'll start working on that tomorrow."
Auburn will hold its first workout Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. Friday at the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex. The second session will be held at 6:45 p.m. at the Intramural Fields.
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.