Auburn Football Practice Report


Nov. 10, 2009

Auburn, Ala. - The 25th-ranked Auburn football team split its practice time between the indoor practice facility and the film room as heavy rains fell all day Tuesday and forced a modified practice schedule.

The offensive unit took the practice field first while the defense watched film for 75 minutes, before the groups flipped with the offense watching film and the defense taking to the practice field for another 75 minutes.

"We did a lot of things indoors today because of the weather," Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn said. "Our guys had really good focus today. You can tell it's a big week. It was a good practice today."

In preparing for Saturday's game against Georgia, the Tigers will face a Bulldogs' defense that features junior linebacker Rennie Curran who is second in the Southeastern Conference averaging 9.1 tackles per game and has 82 tackles overall this season.

"They are talented (Georgia defense)," Malzahn said. "They are extremely talented. They run well. They play a lot of guys and they are all very talented. Their secondary has a lot of speed and they are all very good tacklers. It's another good defense we'll see and they are going to make us earn it."

Auburn (7-3, 3-3 SEC) takes on Georgia (5-4, 3-3 SEC) at 6 p.m. CT Saturday from Sanford Stadium in Athens. The game will be carried nationally by ESPN2.

The Bulldogs have won the last three meetings against the Tigers, including a 45-20 decision in the last meeting in Athens in 2007.