Auburn Football Practice Report


Oct. 1, 2008

AUBURN - The No. 13 Auburn football team practiced for an hour and 45 minutes at the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex Wednesday afternoon as the Tigers continue to prepare for Saturday's SEC game at No. 19 Vanderbilt.

Working in shells, the Tigers opened practice with special teams, before moving to individual and group drills. The team split into offensive and defensive units to work against the scout teams before concluding practice with field goals.

Following practice, head coach Tommy Tuberville said that he was happy with the way the team practiced for the second day in a row.

"We've had two good practices back-to-back," said Tuberville. "I think we're in a lot better mental shape this week then we were this time last week. That's what a win will do for you. It's been a good week so far. We'll finish our game plan tomorrow morning and try to get them rested for Saturday's kickoff."

Auburn (4-1, 2-1 SEC) has won 15 of its last 18 games away from home against SEC schools. The Tigers have also won on each of their last six trips to Nashville, but have not played there since 2003. Vanderbilt (4-0, 2-0 SEC) is 2-0 at home this season including a 24-17 victory over South Carolina that was broadcast on ESPN.

Saturday's game will kick off at 5 p.m. CT and will also be nationally televised by ESPN.