Auburn Football Practice Report

AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM Gene Chizik
AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM
Gene Chizik
AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM

Oct. 7, 2009

AUBURN, Ala. - The No. 17 Auburn football team continued to prepare for Saturday's game at Arkansas with a practice that lasted a little more than two hours Wednesday at the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex.

The practice opened with special teams before the offense and defense split up to work on position drills. The two units spent much of the practice working against the scout teams before coming together at the close of the workout to practice against each other.

Following practice, head coach Gene Chizik said he was pleased with the effort put forth by the Tigers Wednesday.

"I really thought there were some good things in practice tonight," said Chizik. "The weather was a little warm which was good for us. I was glad to get one of those humid nights in there. But I thought it was a really good practice. The tempo was up and the focus was really good. We're going to need to play really well and execute much better than we have to beat this Arkansas team. They're a really good football team and we have our work cut out for us."

The Tigers will be playing their second straight road game after opening the season with four straight home contests. Auburn won at Tennessee, 26-22, last Saturday to open their road schedule. With a 5-0 overall record and a 2-0 league mark, the Tigers are looking for their first 6-0 start since the 2004 season, when Auburn went 13-0.

Saturday's game will kick off at 11:00 a.m. CT from Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The game will be televised by ESPN.