Nov. 2, 2010
AUBURN - The third-ranked Auburn football team returned from its customary off day Monday with a two-hour practice Tuesday evening.
After opening the practice with special teams work, the Tigers conducted individual and position drills while also working with the scout teams.
Gearing up for the team's 10th-straight game of the season, offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn said he was pleased with the team's energy.
"Practice went well, our guys had a good attitude and seemed excited to practice," said Malzahn "That is very encouraging.
After four-straight Southeastern Conference games, the Tigers are preparing for a non-conference home game against Chattanooga. The game is Auburn's homecoming game as well as the last non-conference game of the regular season.
Chattanooga, a Football Championship Subdivision member, comes into Auburn with a 5-3 record after falling to Elon, 49-35, last weekend. Malzahn said it is important for the Tigers to maintain their focus heading into this week's game.
"It is very important to try to improve each week," said Malzahn. "That is what we focused on today, we are going to go at this team 110 miles per hour just like we do every other game. That is our approach and that is our mindset."
Auburn (9-0, 6-0 SEC) is 20-0 all-time against Chattanooga and is riding an 18-game homecoming game winning streak. The Tigers last faced the Mocs on Sept. 9, 1995 with Auburn pulling out the 76-10 victory. The 66-point margin of victory set a Jordan-Hare Stadium record.
Kickoff for Saturday's game has been set for 12 p.m. CT. The game will be available on pay-per-view to cable subscribers and small dish owners who subscribe to DirecTV or Dish Network in Alabama and Tennessee. Fans should contact their local cable provider or small dish provider to order the game.