Oct. 4, 2007
AUBURN - The Auburn football team conducted its final workout prior to Saturday's home contest against Vanderbilt, working out for a little more than an hour at the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex.
The Tigers opened with a heavy dose of special teams work, before spending much of the rest of the practice working against the scout teams. The Tigers have a number of players fighting to overcome injuries, but following practice, head coach Tommy Tuberville said the biggest challenge for the team this week would be a mental one.
"We have to mentally get ready for this game," said Tuberville. "We have a lot of guys that are beat up, but that's part of the game. We need to find some time to get a little more rest, but there is no rest for the weary. We have a tough month of October coming up, and this (game) will be the first one."
Auburn (3-2, 1-1 SEC) will host Vanderbilt (3-1, 1-1 SEC) Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium with kickoff set for 11:30 a.m. CT. The game will be televised by Lincoln Financial Sports.
Auburn's 1957 National Championship football team will be honored at Saturday's game, recognizing the 50-year anniversary of the Ralph "Shug" Jordan-coached championship team. To commemorate the half century anniversary, Auburn will wear its white jerseys and pants, while the helmets will be without the AU logo and will have gray facemasks, similar to those worn during the 1957 championship season.
Individual tickets to the Vanderbilt game are currently available for $45 apiece. To purchase tickets log on to www.autigertickets.com or call 1-800-AUB-1957.