Sept. 24, 2008
The No. 15 Auburn football team practiced 80 minutes Wednesday afternoon at the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex in preparation for Saturday's game against Tennessee.
The Tigers opened with special teams work before moving to individual and position drills, along with going against the scout teams. Practice wrapped up with field goals.
Head coach Tommy Tuberville was pleased with his team's practice Wednesday afternoon.
"This was a better practice today than what we had yesterday," Tuberville said. "We had a better tempo. Our guys are getting the soreness out after a physical battle last weekend. We spent a little more time today on our game plan. We worked a lot on our kicking game today."
Auburn and Tennessee will both be looking to rebound from losses to top 10 teams, as Tennessee fell to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the SEC with a 30-6 loss to No. 4 Florida last weekend. The Volunteers are ranked fifth in the SEC in passing offense (211.0) and total offense (390.7), but are 10th in scoring defense (20.0). Senior Arian Foster is the SEC's active leader in career rushing yards with 2,627.
Auburn (3-1, 1-1 SEC) has the conference's fourth-ranked scoring defense (10.2), and is looking to rebound after suffering its first loss of the season to LSU last weekend.
Saturday's game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT and will be nationally televised by CBS.