Auburn Football Practice Report


Oct. 25, 2011

AUBURN - The Auburn football team returned to the practice field Tuesday evening to continue preparations for Saturday night's home contest against SEC West rival Ole Miss.

The Tigers (5-3, 3-2 SEC) worked out for a little more than two hours in shells in their first practice of the week. Offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn said the mood was positive among the players and coaches in the team's first full workout since a loss at No. 1 LSU Saturday.

"They were pretty upbeat tonight; lot of energy," Malzahn said. "It was very refreshing to see that. They've put that LSU game behind them, and we're looking forward. We're just ready for another game."

Malzahn addressed the team's need to improve offensively as the season enters its stretch run.

"Obviously, we've got to figure out a way to score more points," he said. "There were times we got whipped. (LSU was) a very aggressive and athletic defense. We would have liked to have been able to throw the football a few more times; they got a lot of pressure. But we're working hard to get better."

Auburn and Ole Miss (2-5, 0-4 SEC) will meet for the 36th time Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The game is set for a 6 p.m. kickoff, and ESPNU will carry a national broadcast. The Tigers lead the all-time series with the Rebels by a 26-9 margin, and Auburn has won the last two meetings.

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