Nov. 5, 2009
Auburn, Ala. -
The Auburn football team wrapped up their final practice in preparation for Saturday's game against Furman with a 65-minute session on the outdoor practice fields Thursday evening.
The Tigers worked in shorts and helmets, going over final details for Saturday's game plan, hitting on all phases-offense, defense and special teams.
Auburn will play its 83rd Homecoming game when it hosts the Paladin Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tigers are coming off a 33-21 victory over then-No. 24 Ole Miss last Saturday.
Despite rolling up 401 yards of total offense and forcing three Ole Miss turnovers, head coach Gene Chizik said the Tigers had to spend this week correcting mistakes from last Saturday.
"We have a lot of things that we need to get corrected," Chizik said. "We have special teams issues, as we saw last Saturday. On offense, we have some things that we felt should have been much better and defensively we felt the same, because we gave up a few big plays, and on offense on third downs and fourth downs we could not convert. There are just little things in there that we have to be better at. So this (Furman) is a game where we need to really see some improvement."
Last Saturday's victory moved the Tigers record to 6-3 overall and made the Tigers bowl eligible. Chizik, however, noted the team is focused and not dwelling on possible bowl games.
"We haven't talked a whole bunch about it," Chizik said. "We really take everything week to week. I'm sure that they understand that is the case. But the attitude of the team has been the same all year. They have been really good. They go out and practice hard every week. We feel like they are prepared. We expect them to do the same thing every week regardless of what bowl game they are in."
Auburn (6-3, 3-3 SEC) and Furman (4-4, 3-3 Southern Conference) will kick off at 12:30 p.m. this Saturday. The game will be a pay-per-view broadcast available in Alabama and South Carolina to cable subscribers and small dish owners who subscribe to DirecTV or Dish Network. The game can be seen on DirecTV Channel 787 and Dish Network Channel 459
Fans should contact their local cable provider or small dish provider to order the game. Other home dish owners should call 1-800-TV-Stars to order the game.
Single-game tickets still remain and can be purchased online at www.auburntigers.com.