Sept. 23, 2009
Auburn, Ala. -
The Auburn football team practiced for 100 minutes Wednesday evening, stressing fundamentals as they continued preparations for Saturday's game against Ball State.
Auburn head coach Gene Chizik said the Tigers had a productive practice session as they head into the fourth of 11 consecutive games without an open week.
"We finished up a good two-day span today," Chizik said. "Hopefully we got a lot of things corrected from last week (against West Virginia). Tomorrow will be a run-through day for our guys. I think we got accomplished what we needed to this week."
Chizik noted the Tigers spent Tuesday and Wednesday correcting mistakes in alignments, tackling and assignments that were made in the 41-30 victory over West Virginia.
"We worked a lot on fundamentals, concentrating on tackling angles on defense," Chizik said. "Things like landmarks on redzone offense and things of that nature. There was a lot we needed to get cleaned up. We spent time cleaning up some issues we had in our punt return game."
Auburn (3-0, 1-0 SEC) and Ball State (0-3, 0-0 MAC) kickoff at 6 p.m. CT from Jordan-Hare Stadium. Saturday's game will be televised live by FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports Houston and Sun Sports, and on a tape delayed basis on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports West.