Auburn Football Practice Report


Sept. 26, 2007

AUBURN - The Auburn football team worked out for nearly two hours at the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex Wednesday evening, as the Tigers inched closer to their nationally-televised showdown with No. 4/3 Florida Saturday.

The Tigers once again had a more physical practice than normal, despite working out in shells. Head coach Tommy Tuberville said following practice that Auburn had hoped to shorten their practices, but were not able to due to the amount of preparation needed for Saturday's opponent.

"We've had two good, physical practices," Tuberville said. "We've tried to get on and off the field, but it hasn't worked too well, knowing that we're going to have to play fast this week because they have a lot of speed. We've got a lot of speed, but we're going to have to have our legs. There's so much you have to do to go over their offense and defense that we've actually had to put a little bit more time into practice than we normally do."

Auburn (2-2, 0-1 SEC) will have a stiff challenge trying to slow down the Florida (4-0, 2-0 SEC) offense that ranks sixth in the nation in scoring offense (49.3) and 11th in total offense (517.8). However, the Auburn defense has overcome injuries to rank third in the SEC in total defense (306.8) and fourth in rushing defense (113.5).

The Tigers and Gators will kick off at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at 7 p.m. CT, and the game will be nationally televised by ESPN.