Sept. 17, 2008
The No. 10 Auburn football team continued to get ready for Saturday's showdown with No. 6 LSU with a two-hour practice in shells Wednesday afternoon at the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex.
Cooler temperatures greeted the Tigers as they opened with work on special teams. Individual and group drills followed, before the squad began working against the scout teams.
Following practice, head coach Tommy Tuberville was upbeat about the team's performance in practice.
"It was a great practice," said Tuberville. "Guys were enthusiastic. If you don't get ready to play this game something's wrong with you. We've had two good practices. We've mostly worked on our mistakes, trying to improve. We worked on our consistency on offense. We made a few changes to what we're doing and how we're doing it in terms of organization, and hopefully the communication will be a lot better.
"We've got a lot of work to do, but if we work hard like we worked today we're going to keep getting better, and that's what it's all about. I'm excited about their enthusiasm and intensity and really excited about the game plan. With the weather like it is you don't have to worry about legs anymore, and you don't have to worry about dehydration. This is football weather and we're excited about that, and we have an opportunity to play against a good football team on Saturday."
Auburn (3-0, 1-0 SEC) and LSU (2-0, 0-0 SEC) will meet Saturday with each trying to get a leg up on the other in terms of earning a chance to play in the SEC Championship game. The winner of the Auburn-LSU game has played in the SEC Championship game six times in the last eight years. With this season's game taking place in Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn will have a home-field advantage that has resulted in the home team winning the last eight meetings in the series.
Saturday's game will kick off at 6:45 p.m. CT and will be nationally televised by ESPN.