Aug. 21, 2008
The Auburn football team returned to the practice fields Thursday morning with a brisk 90-minute workout under overcast skies and cooler temperatures.
The Tigers continued to increase their amount of scout team preparation in the practice as the team readies for the season opener against Louisiana-Monroe, which is just nine days away. The squad also did a lot of individual work during the practice.
"Today we had another full practice," said head coach Tommy Tuberville. "We didn't do any kicking. We cut all that out. We're trying to get their legs back and we didn't push them hard. We were in full pads had a lot of good contact. I thought it was one of our better practices in terms of keeping their attention. I think the weather had something to do with that."
Tuberville noted that Friday's practice will consist primarily of walk-throughs and the kicking game before the team takes a day off on Saturday. Regular game-week preparation will begin on Sunday.
"We need to definitely pull back some," said Tuberville. "It's been a good three weeks but it's time to start getting into some kind of game shape and game mentality. Sunday when we come back we'll do a normal Sunday just like we're going to do throughout the season."
Friday's practice at the Athletics Complex practice fields is slated to begin at 4 p.m. CT.
Auburn's season opener is August 30 when the Tigers host Louisiana-Monroe at 6 p.m. 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.
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