Nov. 13, 2007
The Auburn football team conducted its first practice in preparation for its Iron Bowl game against Alabama, working out for about an hour and a half Tuesday morning in unseasonably warm conditions at the practice fields behind the Athletics Complex.
Working in shells, the Tigers began with a heavy dose of special teams, before moving to individual and group drills. Auburn also spent part of the practice beginning scout team preparations.
"We didn't do a whole lot of game preparation," said head coach Tuberville. "We did more fundamental and technique work. We need to mentally get back to reality. These guys are pretty much spent, putting in game plans and looking at film, so most of what we're going to do this week is just get them back to being 19- and 20-year-old guys, and understand there is a life outside of football so they get refreshed and rejuvenated."
After playing for 11 consecutive Saturdays, Auburn (7-4, 4-3 SEC) will have a week off before hosting Alabama (6-4, 4-3 SEC) on Nov. 24. It marks the first time since 1992 that Auburn has had an off week in between the Georgia and Alabama games.
The Iron Bowl will be played at Jordan-Hare Stadium at 7 p.m. CT and will be nationally televised by ESPN.
The Tigers will return to the practice fields Wednesday at 5 p.m.