Sept. 16, 2009
AUBURN, Ala. -
The Auburn football team practiced in rainy conditions for close to two hours Wednesday afternoon at the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex as the Tigers continue to prepare for Saturday's game against West Virginia.
It marked the second straight day that Auburn dealt with rain during practice. With Saturday's forecast calling for a chance of rain, the wet practices could prove to be beneficial to the Tigers.
Following practice, head coach Gene Chizik said that the Tigers practiced well despite the conditions.
"Today was really good work for us, simply because we were able to play in some sloppy conditions and have to focus more, and do the things that we don't normally get to do," said Chizik. "But overall it was a good practice, and good tempo. We've got a couple more days, and we need it. This is a great football team we're playing, and we're a work in progress right now, but again, I thought today was a good day."
The workout started with special teams work before the Tigers moved on to individual and position drills. After more special teams drills, the Tigers spend much of the latter half of practice working against the scout teams, before having the offensive and defensive units square off to conclude the day.
Auburn will return to the practice fields Thursday at 4:30 p.m. CT as the Tigers continue to prepare for Saturday's game against West Virginia. Both teams will bring 2-0 records into the game.
Saturday's game will kick off at 6:45 p.m. CT from Jordan-Hare Stadium. The game, which is sponsored by Verizon Wireless, will be televised by ESPN2.