Aug. 21, 2007
AUBURN - After a day off Monday, the Auburn football team returned to practice with a two-hour workout in full pads Tuesday morning on the Athletics Complex practice fields. It marked the 21st of 29 preseason practices for the Tigers prior to the season opener against Kansas State.
The Tigers opened with special teams and moved to individual and group drills before utilizing the scout teams. After some team work, Auburn concluded the workout with field goals.
Head coach Tommy Tuberville was pleased with the performances of both the offense and defense, and also noted following practice that many of Auburn's veterans are stepping up and encouraging the Tigers' younger players.
"It was a good practice," said Tuberville. "We had some good leaders. Guys are stepping up and pushing the younger guys. It was awfully hot out there about mid-practice and some guys were looking a little bit far away from home, but we finished strong.
"I thought it was a good day for the offense and running the football. Our running game is coming around. We're doing a lot of contact with very physical practices. Defensively we're looking a lot more crisp. We've got a lot of speed on defense."
Auburn will return to the practice fields Wednesday with a workout at 4:15 p.m. CT.
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.
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