Oct. 13, 2009
AUBURN - The Auburn football team returned to the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex Tuesday afternoon, working out for a little more than two hours in full pads as the Tigers continue to prepare for Saturday's game against Kentucky.
Auburn went through the typical Tuesday routine, opening with special teams work before moving on to position and group drills. After more practice with the special teams, the squad spent much of the latter half of practice working against the scout teams.
"It was good to see that the team have some energy, some renewed focus," said Malzahn. "They practiced well and we need to have that all week."
Kentucky enters the game with a 2-3 overall record and a 0-3 mark in the Southeastern Conference, following a 28-26 loss at South Carolina this past Saturday. Auburn (5-1, 2-1 SEC) is coming off its first loss of the season after falling to Arkansas, 44-23.
Coming off last weekend, Malzahn said the practice was mostly spent on the team and correcting mistakes.
"We just went back to base fundamentals from day one, just doing the little things right," said Malzahn. "We focused on ourselves and correcting the things that we need to correct. Just getting our minds right, our approach right, that physical, hard-edge mentality that Auburn expects."
Auburn will return to the practice fields Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. CT.
Saturday's game will be televised by ESPNU and is slated for a 6:30 p.m. CT kickoff from Jordan-Hare Stadium.