Nov. 1, 2007
Auburn, Ala -
The No. 19 Auburn football returned to the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex for just over an hour on Thursday morning, with unseasonably warm temperatures, as the Tigers put the finishing touches on preparations for Saturday's Homecoming game against Tennessee Tech.
The Tigers, working out in shells, spent the first several periods working on special teams, and also continued to go over the game plan by working against the scout teams before finishing with a two-minute drill.
"We finished up a good week of practice today," Tuberville said. "It was a little bit warmer than we expected but the guys responded well. We have had the opportunity to rest a couple of the guys this week and get them back 100 percent. We will be healthier this week than we have been in terms of defense. We had quite a bit of contact this week, not as much mentally as the past couple of weeks. We want to try and have everyone fresh for the final two conference games."
Auburn (6-3, 4-2 SEC) will celebrate Homecoming Saturday when it meets Tennessee Tech (4-5, 2-5 OVC) at 1:30 p.m. CT in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tigers are looking for their fourth straight home victory, while the Golden Eagles will be out to snap a four-game losing streak.
At halftime of Saturday's game, the Homecoming Queen will be crowned on the east side of the field. The five finalists are Rachel Kizziah, Mary Kathryn Martin, Hollon McKay, Jessica Minder and Emily Ann Quattlebaum.
Individual tickets to the Tennessee Tech game are currently available for $30 apiece. To purchase tickets log on to www.autigertickets.com or call 1-800-AUB-1957.