Auburn Football Practice Report
August 15, 2004
AUBURN -- Auburn returned to the practice fields Sunday after the team's scrimmage in Jordan-Hare Stadium Saturday with a session on the intramural fields. After having an opportunity to watch film, Tigers' head coach Tommy Tuberville critiqued Saturday's scrimmage.
"After watching film, yesterday's scrimmage turned out to be fairly successful," Tuberville said. "Number one, we didn't have any major injuries. We're still having some problems defensively on third down, but we'll work on that."
Tuberville noted the scrimmage was an opportunity for the team to experience game-like action and also gave several younger players playing time.
"We had a lot of young guys that played and got a lot of playing time," said Tuberville. "We got better and the main thing about a scrimmage is learning to play in a game situation. I thought yesterday we did a pretty good job of that. We still have a lot of work to do."
During Sunday's practice the team worked for nearly two hours, devoting the time nearly equally to position and team drills.
In other news, the Tigers have been tabbed 17th in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll, which was released Saturday.
Auburn will practice twice on Monday with sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the intramural fields.