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Auburn Football Practice Report

Nov. 8, 2005

AUBURN - The Auburn football team continued preparations for its upcoming matchup with No. 9 Georgia by taking part in a two-hour workout at the practice fields behind the Athletic Complex Tuesday afternoon.

The Tigers began practice working on punts and moved on to scout team drills. After individual skill work, the team proceeded to skeleton drills and wrapped up with special teams.

Defensive coordinator David Gibbs commented post-practice on the upcoming game with Georgia and the concerns the Bulldogs pose for the Auburn defense.

"They are right there with LSU as far as talent," Gibbs said. "I think after looking at film, Shockley is much improved from last year. Everyone knows how good he is and how fast he is and those dimensions he brings to the table, but his quality of throwing the ball and reading the defenses, doesn't even look like the same guy that I saw against Auburn a year ago. We have our work cut out for us."

Auburn travels to Georgia Saturday for the 109th meeting between the teams, dating back to 1892. The Tigers lead the all-time series 52-48-8 and are 17-9 in Athens.

The game is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. EST at Sanford Stadium with a live nationally-televised broadcast on ESPN.



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