Aug. 25, 2011
Auburn, Ala. -
The 23rd/19th-ranked Auburn football split time between the indoor facility and the outdoor fields during its Thursday afternoon practice as the Tigers continued preparations for next Saturday's season opener against Utah State.
Touching on all phases, the Tigers put in positional work and worked against the scouts in offense and defense drills during the nearly 90-minute practice.
Speaking to the media after practice, Auburn defensive coordinator Ted Roof said the Tigers put in a solid effort during Thursday's practice.
"It was a good practice," Roof said. "They worked hard and did a nice job. We are still installing the game plan for Utah State. They are absorbing that. The effort has been good and we just have to keep working."
Roof added that several players are rotating in during defensive sets and will have the chance to play.
"In a normal year, if there is such a thing, you're going to play around 18-20 guys on the defensive side of the ball," Roof said. "This year we are looking at playing more than that because people have earned it. The players are excited because their hard work is going to be rewarded."
Auburn will have a short turnaround before its next practice as the Tigers will go at 6 a.m. Friday before being given Saturday off. The Tigers will return for a 6 p.m. practice Sunday.
Auburn will open the 2011 season Sept. 3 vs. Utah State at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN2 with kickoff set for 11 a.m. CT.
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