Sept. 25, 2008
The No. 15 Auburn football team practiced for close to an hour and a half at the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex in a final tune-up for Saturday's SEC game against Tennessee.
Working in shorts and shells in sunny but cool temperatures, the Tigers spent a considerable portion of the practice working on special teams. The team also worked extensively against the scout teams while preparing for Saturday's contest.
"It was a good practice today," said head coach Tommy Tuberville. "The weather cooperated. It's getting a lot cooler. You can tell the guys are keeping their concentration a lot longer. We had a little bit more contact today because some of the guys hadn't had any, and we made sure they got a little bit of contact today.
"We've got 53 hours to get our legs back. We're still a little tired and sore. The guys have got to pay attention to getting themselves mentally and physically ready to play now after four pretty physical games."
Auburn (3-1, 1-1 SEC) and Tennessee (1-2, 0-1 SEC) will be meeting for the first time since the 2004 SEC Championship game in Atlanta. The Tigers have won the last three games in the series since Tennessee's last win in 1999, but the Vols won the previous four contests before Auburn's current streak.
Saturday's game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT and will be nationally televised by CBS.