Sept. 14, 2010
AUBURN - The No. 16 Auburn football team continued preparations for Saturday's game against Clemson with a practice in full pads that lasted a little more than two hours Tuesday at the Athletics Complex practice fields.
The Tigers followed their typical Tuesday routine, focusing heavily on scout team preparation but also conducting position and special teams drills.
Following practice, offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn said that the longer, more physical practice on Tuesday was just what the team needed.
"It was a good, long, grind it out practice, and we needed that," said Malzahn. "Last week was a short week, we had just got through playing on a Saturday and there was a little bit of trying to save their legs. But today was a `get after it' type of practice and we needed it."
Malzahn's offense will be challenged on Saturday by a Clemson defense that ranks tied for fifth nationally with eight quarterback sacks this season, led by three from junior defensive end Andre Branch. Sophomore safety Rashard Hall has a team-high 14 tackles through two games, while senior strong safety DeAndre McDaniel has 12 stops.
Auburn will return to the practice fields Wednesday at 5 p.m. CT.
Saturday's game against Clemson will kick off at 6 p.m. CT. The game will be televised by ESPN and ESPN 3D.
The Clemson game has been designated as the TRUE BLUE game for 2010. All fans are encouraged to wear Auburn blue for the nationally televised game.
A limited number of Auburn football seven-pack season ticket packages have been made available for just $405. The package includes home games against Clemson, South Carolina, Louisiana-Monroe, Arkansas, LSU, Chattanooga, and Georgia. The seven-pack special is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be purchased online at aubtix.com, via phone at 1-800-AUB-1957 or in person at the Auburn Ticket Office at the new Auburn Arena.