Nov. 9, 2005
AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn football team worked out for nearly two hours Wednesday at the practice fields behind the Athletic Complex, continuing preparations for Saturday's Southeastern Conference showdown at Georgia.
The Tigers opened Wednesday's practice with special teams work, and moved on to skeleton and crossover drills. Auburn spent a large portion of practice working with the scout teams before wrapping up with field goals.
Head coach Tommy Tuberville said the Tigers are in good health and that several players who have had nagging injuries were able to practice at full speed Wednesday.
"We had a good day of practice," said Tuberville. "We had everybody out there. Tim Duckworth practiced full speed, as did Ben Obomanu, Courtney Taylor and Brad Lester. It looks like we're in pretty good shape. We worked on everything from top to bottom. We'll go in the stadium tomorrow for practice and get ready to get to Athens."
Following practice, Tuberville also announced that junior linebacker Kevin Sears will be suspended for the Georgia game for a violation of team rules.
Auburn (7-2, 5-1 SEC) and Georgia (7-1, 5-1) will meet for the 109th time Saturday in Athens. It will be a battle between the two teams with the best SEC records since 2000, as both programs are 34-12 in conference play over the past six seasons. The road team has fared well in the series, as the Tigers have a 17-9 record in Athens, and have won nine of their last 11 games in Sanford Stadium.
Saturday's game will kick off at 7:45 p.m. EST and will be nationally televised by ESPN.