Oct. 24, 2010
Auburn, Ala. -
The third-ranked Auburn football team spent 30 minutes on the outdoor practice fields Sunday evening correcting mistakes from Saturday's 24-17 victory over LSU.
Defensive coordinator Ted Roof noted the improvement of the Tigers' defense in holding LSU to 243 yards of total offense.
"I thought there was a big improvement," Roof said. "I thought we tackled better. But we still have a lot of room for improvement. There are a lot of things we have to work on."
The Tigers will now take their customary Monday off day before returning to the practice fields Tuesday to begin preparations for Ole Miss.
Auburn will face an Ole Miss team Saturday that is averaging 31.4 points per game and 410.3 yards per game this season. The Rebels are led by quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, who is averaging 237.1 yards of total offense per contest which is sixth-best in the Southeastern Conference.
"He (Masoli) is dangerous," Roof said. "The guy can play. Ole Miss uses a lot of different formations with a lot of shifts and motions. They are very explosive and have a lot of guys who are capable of making big plays for them."
Auburn (8-0, 5-0 SEC) and Ole Miss (3-4, 1-3 SEC) kick off at 5 p.m. CT from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss. The game will be televised by ESPN2.