Aug. 25, 2010
AUBURN - The Auburn football team practiced for two hours Wednesday evening behind the Athletics Complex. With less than two weeks before the first game of the season, the focus of practice is turning to scout team work and game preparation.
Working out in full pads, practice started with special teams drills, then moved to individual and position drills. After more special teams work, the offensive and defensive units worked against the scout teams, before finishing up together.
Head Coach Gene Chizik was pleased with Wednesday's practice, particularly with the energy level and physicality.
"I thought we had a good practice today, we went out in full pads and tried to have a more physical practice, which is good," said Chizik. "We got a lot out of it and their energy level was up. All preparation for our first game was what we focused on and I think we got a lot out of it."
Now in game preparation mode, Chizik said the team is now working against situations they expect to see on Sept. 4.
"Arkansas State runs some similar things as us, and that is good for us because we have seen some of those things, but there are deviations that vary off the path as well," said Chizik. "They are a pace team, which means they are going to try to get in as many plays as they can. We are really trying to work the pace, getting lined up against the fast-paced offense that we face a good bit of the time."
Auburn will return to the practice fields at 5 p.m., Thursday in the team's last practice of the week.
The Tigers open the 2010 season in Jordan-Hare Stadium Sept. 4 against Arkansas State. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Net.
A limited number of season, mini-season and single-game tickets are still available. For more information, please visit www.auburntigers.com or call 1-800-AUB-1957.